- Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 6 - 10 Feet
- Mature Spread 6 - 10 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
A heavily blooming, tall, shade loving shrub is hard to find. Carol Mountain Laurel is that shrub. Masses of deep rose pink blooms late in the spring is the perfect transition to summer. Kalmia latifolia is at home in a shady woodland setting . It is native to most of North America and the state flower of both Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Carol Mountain Laurel is a great variety to add to any garden.
Mountain Laurel is a great attractor of butterflies and native bees. The deep rose flower buds are as beautiful closed as they are open, when they expose the white flower inside. The dark, evergreen leaves remain attractive after the blooms are finished.
Carol Mountain Laurel Care
Mountain Laurel prefers a rich woodland soil that can be on the acidic side of the pH scale. Well drained soil is as important as regular irrigation. During extended hot or dry periods, extra irrigation may be necessary. Full sun at the edge of a woodland setting is the preferred siting for this Native cultivar. When planted in upper levels of the hardiness zone, part shade in the afternoon is important.
Pruning is best done after blooming has finished. Any fertilizing can be done at the same time. A slow release, balanced fertilizer once a year is all that is needed. Kalmia is considered a good plant for fire resistance. It can be planted as a hedge as one layer of fire resistant landscaping.
Carol Mountain Laurel Spacing
Carol has a slightly more compact size than other Mountain Laurels. Height of 6-10 feet and width of 6-10 feet. When planted as a hedge, spacing should be 8-10 feet on center. When used as a specimen plant space other plants at least 24 inches from the base in all directions.
Carol Mountain Laurel Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 6 - 10 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 6 - 10 Feet|
|Spacing: 8 - 10 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Flower Description: Raspberry Pink|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Native to North America|
|Common Name: Carol Mountain Laurel|
|Scientific Name: KALMIA LATIFOLIA `CAROL`|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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