- Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 7 - 8 Feet
- Mature Spread 7 - 8 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 9
Mountain Laurel is a broadleaf shrub known for its beautiful springtime blooms. The buds of the Galaxy Mountain Laurel open in late May to reveal star-shaped white flowers and burgundy accents. The flowers grow in clusters and are surrounded by long glossy green foliage that comes to a point. This plant is easy to maintain and can grow in conditions that other plants may find challenging.
This shrub is a vigorous grower that can be used as a border or specimen in a landscape. Kalmia latifolia naturally spreads, so feature this plant along a fence or a patio space to create privacy. The foliage stays in place year-round, so this plant still provides greenery and visual interest even after the flowers die back.
Galaxy Mountain Laurel Care
Galaxy Mountain Laurel loves shade, so plant in an area that receives 4 to 6 hours of sunlight. The ideal spot will also be protected from high winds, which can damage the branches. This shrub can handle full sun, but the growth may be impacted. Soil should be rich, well-drained, and slightly acidic. Mountain Laurel prefers damp conditions but allow the soil to dry out before watering.
Feed this Mountain Laurel using an acidic fertilizer in the spring. Let the plant grow naturally or trim it to fit your space during the early summer after the flowers fade away. Give the shrub a rejuvenating trim every few years if it becomes leggy.
Galaxy Mountain Laurel Spacing
This upright plant will grow 7 to 8 feet tall and wide. When creating a privacy screen or dense planting, Galaxy Mountain Laurel shrubs can be spaced 4 to 6 feet apart.
Galaxy Mountain Laurel Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 7 - 8 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 7 - 8 Feet|
|Spacing: 7 - 8 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Red, White|
|Bloom Period: Late Spring|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Groundcovers, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Native to North America|
|Common Name: Galaxy Mountain Laurel|
|Scientific Name: KALMIA LATIFOLIA `GALAXY`|
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
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.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.