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Kalmia latifolia/Mountain Laurel

Kalmia latifolia / Kalmia latifolia
Autumn seeds with some black spot leaf disease on foliage
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Autumn seeds with some black spot leaf disease on foliage

Spring flowers with intricate markings

Large specimen in full flower in mid spring at the Gloster Arboretum, Gloster, MS

A kalmia in full flower can make a stunning display in the garden

Close-up image of a cluster of kalmia flowers

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Scientific Name: Kalmia latifolia
Common Name: Mountain Laurel
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Black, Brown
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: Ths long lived picturesque shrub for the garden and is used as a hedge and in naturalisitc settings. The state flower of Pennsylvania and Connecticut.