- Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
- Mature Spread 4 - 5 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
Olympic Fire Mountain Laurel is a broadleaf evergreen that has masses of springtime blooms to brighten up the woodland garden. Shady gardens are the preferred spot for this cultivar of a North American native shrub. It is not only a profuse bloomer, but the upright shape and medium height make it useful as a specimen for the back of the border. Mountain Laurel would even work as a container plant for seasonal interest on a shady front step.
The deep pink buds of Kalimia open to a delicate pale pink flower that is very ornate and interesting. Native bees and even Hummingbirds are drawn to its sweet nectar. The blooms of Olympic Fire provide a bridge between the early spring blooming bulbs and the summer blooming perennials.
Olympic Fire Mountain Laurel Care
Mountain Laurel likes to have consistently moist soil. Good drainage is a must, as they do not tolerate standing water. The pH is not very important. Mountain Laurel is a woodland plant that grows primarily at the edges and transition areas so will appreciate shady to partly sunny spots. Fertilization is rarely needed.
Pruning is done after all blooms have finished. Dead, diseased, dying and diagonal branches can be cut out to help Mountain Laurel to maintain an open shape and keep it blooming strong.
Olympic Fire Mountain Laurel Spacing
Olympic Fire has a more compact and sturdy shape than other cultivars. Height of 4-5 feet and a width of 4-5 feet, spacing when planted as an informal hedge will be 4 feet, center on center. This will allow air circulation around the branches.
Olympic Fire Mountain Laurel Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 4 - 5 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 4 - 5 Feet|
|Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Bloom Period: Early-Mid June|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Dark Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Borders, Edging, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Native to North America|
|Common Name: Olympic Fire Mountain Laurel|
|Scientific Name: KALMIA LATIFOLIA `OLYMPIC FIRE`|
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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