- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 5 - 6 Feet
- Mature Spread 5 - 6 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
Kalmia Latifolia Snowdrift, aka Snowdrift Mountain Laurel, is a beautiful broadleaf evergreen shrub that is underused in the landscape. The snow white flower trusses appear in late spring, although the exact timing depends on your climate. The shiny dark green leaves contrast the white flowers perfectly and remain all winter long. This is an outstanding compact shrub if you have a good place for it.
Snowdrift is a dwarf form of mountain laurel that reaches 5 - 6 feet high and wide. It has a dense, bushy, mounded form that works equally well in foundation plantings, hedges, and accent placements. It attracts butterflies, bees and songbirds. This mountain laurel is cold hardy to zone 5, and resistant to rabbits and deer. Note that all parts of this plant are poisonous to humans and animals.
Snowdrift Mountain Laurel Care
Snowdrift Mountain Laurel will grow best in full to partial sun, with less than 4 hours a day of direct sun; it appreciates some afternoon shade in hot climates. It requires acidic soil, preferably in the pH range of 5.1-5.5. The soil should be moist, cool and well drained with plenty of organic matter. Do not let the soil dry out, especially in the first two years after planting. It develops drought tolerance once the roots have established. Fertilize in the spring with a formula for acid-loving plants.
Prune Snowdrift after blooming to shape and reduce its size. These shrubs bloom on old wood and are slow growers, so prune lightly and early in the growing season.
Snowdrift Mountain Laurel Spacing
Plant shrubs 4 to 6 feet apart, depending on how tight you would like the spacing between plants. For mass planting, provide each shrub with at least 5 feet of space to ensure good air circulation and enough room to reach their mature size.
Snowdrift 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: 5 - 6 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 5 - 6 Feet|
|Spacing: 5 - 6 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Flower Description: Pure White|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators|
|Common Name: Snowdrift Mountain Laurel|
|Scientific Name: KALMIA LATIFOLIA `SNOWDRIFT`|
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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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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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
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.