- Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
- Mature Spread 4 - 5 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
Mountain Laurel is always a welcome addition to the spring woodland garden. Red Bandit has gorgeous maroon edged pink blooms that can’t be beat. Mountain Laurel is native and will tolerate soils that may make other blooming shrubs sulk.
Red Bandit Mountain Laurel that will thrive in a wide range of hardiness zones. Extra mulching may be necessary in the lower zones to ensure that Kalmia survives extra cold or snowy winters. The delicate flowers of Mountain Laurel attract native bees and hummingbirds like no other shade-blooming shrub.
Red Bandit Mountain Laurel Care
Mountain Laurel provides a large impact, while remaining ultra low maintenance. A woodland plant that typically grows at the sunnier edges, Red Bandit will like a part sun to part shade spot in the garden. The pH is not too specific, although woodland gardens tend to have more acidic soil. Fertilizing only needs to be done at the beginning of the spring as new growth emerges. A well balanced, slow release fertilizer is recommended.
Pruning of Red Bandit is best done after blooming in the summer. The compact growth habit of this Mountain Laurel will keep the need for regular pruning to a minimum. This deciduous shrub will benefit from a 2-3 inch mulch of organic compost or leaves in the fall.
Red Bandit Mountain Laurel Spacing
Red Bandit Mountain Laurel has a height of 4-5 feet and a width of 4-5 feet. When planting as an informal hedge or as a mass planting, a spacing of 4 feet center on center will ensure proper air circulation. Mountain Laurel also makes for interesting container grown plants. A pot with at least a 24 inch diameter is recommended, filled with a rich potting soil with regular watering.
Red Bandit Mountain Laurel Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 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, Red
|Flower Description: Deep Pink
|Foliage Type: Evergreen
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
|Uses: Borders, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Native to North America
|Common Name: Red Bandit Mountain Laurel
|Scientific Name: KALMIA LATIFOLIA `RED BANDIT`
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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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.