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Mountain laurel 'Pink Charm'
Kalmia are evergreen shrubs with simple, leathery leaves and racemes or corymbs of bowl-shaped flowers in spring or summer
Ericaceae / Ericaceae
'Pink Charm' is a bushy evergreen shrub to 3m, with dark green, oval or elliptic leaves to 10cm long, and profuse rounded clusters of rich pink flowers opening from crimped, deep pink buds in late spring and early summer
Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort
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Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Loam
Grow in moist but well-drained acidic soil in partial shade
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning group 8
Can get mealybugs and vine weevil
Generally disease free
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