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Sarah Mountain Laurel

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$57.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 8 - 10 Feet
  • Mature Spread 8 - 10 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8

Sarah Mountain Laurel, or Kalmia latifolia Sarah, is an evergreen plant with glossy, leathery, oval leaves that are deep green on the surface, and yellow-ish-green underneath. Standing at a height of 8 to 10 feet, with a spread of 6 to 8 feet, the Sarah blooms in late spring, with large, flamboyant clusters of bubblegum-pink starburst buds that burst open into light-pink chalice-shaped blooms with contrasting white stamens, and ten star-like points. These 1-inch colored flowers stand out beautifully against the vivid green foliage.

Sarah Mountain Laurel, introduced by Richard Jaynes, is native to eastern North America, and has an upright, mounding, compact growing habit. This slow grower is cold and shade tolerant to zero degrees. It’s deer and critter resistant, as well as resistant to leaf spot and other common plant diseases. It can tolerate more sun than other similar cultivars, and attracts butterflies and other pollinators.  

Sarah Mountain Laurel Care

Sarah Mountain Laurel should be planted in the spring after the danger of frost has passed. Plant your Mountain Laurel in acidic, humus-rich soil. It does not grow well in clay. It prefers full to partial shade and needs protection from winter sun and winds, which can cause dehydration. Your Sarah Mountain Laurel should be watered regularly and kept in moist soil. 

Prune your laurel in the late spring, immediately after it flowers, but only to maintain the shape you desire. It is otherwise low-maintenance. Cut branches to just above a set of leaves to encourage fresh growth.  

Sarah Mountain Laurel Spacing

Sarah Mountain Laurel should be spaced at least 4 to 6 feet apart from center to center. It makes an elegant foundation option, and it pairs beautifully with rhododendrons and azaleas. They are fantastic for a pop of vibrant color in any rustic or woodland garden. They work well in pots and containers, so long as they have good drainage.

Sarah Mountain Laurel Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 8 - 10 Feet
Mature Spread: 6 8 Feet
Spacing: 6 - 8 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description: Deep, Pinkish-Red
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Sarah Mountain Laurel
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: KALMIA LATIFOLIA `SARAH`
SKU:
1231000078-pc

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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