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Mountain Laurel

Kalmia spp.

Also known as

Alpine Azalea, Trailing Azalea

Kalmia latifolia - Mountain Laurel 2 by Fritzflohrreynolds (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

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Mountain Laurel Overview

Kalmia is a genus containing around 9 species of evergreen shrubs in the Ericaceae family. They originate from Eastern North America and Cuba where they are found in regions with acid soil, some species native to boggy areas and others from dry sandy habitats. Commonly known as Mountain Laurel, Alpine Azalea and Trailing Azalea. Several species are cultivated for their attractive Rhododendron-like umbels of bowl-shaped flowers in shades of purple, pink and white. These plants are toxic and should be grown away from grazing livestock.

How to propagate Mountain Laurel

Seed

Propagation is by seed in the spring.

Cuttings

Softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Special features of Mountain Laurel

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Mountain Laurel

Grown for its flowers. Ideal for ground cover.

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