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Sheep Laurel

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$89.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 1 - 3 Feet
  • Mature Spread 4 - 6 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8
  • Use As A Filler In Containers

Sheep Laurel is a fine-leaved evergreen perfect for adding to a naturalized garden area, pollinator garden, or semi-shaded woodland area. Kalmia augustifolia is a native of the open woodlands and boggy sites of Eastern North America. Unlike its close cousin Bog Laurel, Sheep Laurel survives in a wide range of wet or dry sites. The clusters of tiny, pink, disc-shaped flowers cover the spreading shrubs through June into early July, attracting many native beneficial insects and pollinators. The foliage is food for the caterpillars of Brown Elfin Butterflies. 

Sheep Laurel will grow happily in USDA zones 5 through 8, making this a plant accessible to most gardeners in the United States. Although all parts of this plant are toxic to people and most livestock, deer will browse happily on the flower clusters and foliage. The pruning by deer rarely causes much harm to individual plants, and they quickly regrow. The low and wide-spreading growth habit makes Sheep Laurel a good choice for an evergreen ground cover in larger gardens or an edging plant in a woodland garden. Rock gardens and gently sloping hillsides are also great places to use this native workhorse in the landscape. 

Sheep Laurel Care

Just about any soil texture is acceptable for growing Sheep Laurel. A neutral to acidic pH will support deep green foliage and good blooming for these evergreen shrubs. Water new shrubs deeply once or twice a week to help the roots to establish. Sheep Laurel is not a hungry plant and grows well with an annual mulching of 1-2 inches of compost.

Sheep Laurel is allelopathic to evergreen conifers, meaning that pines and other conifer plants will not grow alongside it because of a toxin that the roots put into the soil. 

Deadheading will help to keep the spread of Sheep Laurel in check by limiting its seed production. Prune lightly for shape in late summer after flowering and at least 6 weeks before the first average frost date for your growing zone. Gardeners in the coldest growing areas may have better success pruning as the weather warms in early spring. Remove any winter-damaged branches to make the shrub less susceptible to pests and diseases. 

Sheep Laurel Spacing

The spreading shape of Sheep Laurel stays 1-3 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide. Space plants 4-5 feet from each center when planting in a garden border.

Sheep Laurel Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 1 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 4 - 6 Feet
Spacing: 4 - 6 Feet
Habit: Clumping, Spreading, Upright
Flower Color(s): Green, Pink
Flower Description: Green and Pink Shades
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green Shades
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Bees
Container Role: Filler
Uses: Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Native to North America
Brand:
Common Name: Sheep Laurel
Other Name(s): Lambkill, Northern Sheepkill, Sheep Laurel, Wicky
Scientific Name: Kalmia angustifolia
SKU:
1231020348-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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Winter to Early Spring

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Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
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Summer

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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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