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Other common names
Mountain laurel American mountain laurel
Broad-leav'd kalmia Calico bush Spoonwood tree
Kalmia are evergreen shrubs with simple, leathery leaves and racemes or corymbs of bowl-shaped flowers in spring or summer
Ericaceae / Ericaceae
K. latifolia is a dense, bushy, medium-sized evergreen shrub with glossy dark green leaves. Flowers in large clusters, bright pale pink, opening from deeper pink, attractively crinkled buds in late spring and early summer
Eastern N America
Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
Grow in moist but well-drained acidic soil in partial shade
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning group 8
Can get mealybugs and vine weevil
Generally disease free
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