Kalmia are Rhododendron-like shrubs with dark green, evergreen foliage and jewel-like clusters of small cupped, usually multicoloured flowers. The different colour combinations in white, pink, red, and burgundy are often bold and striking. With time, Kalmia usually develop a more open, architectural form versus the "round green blob" form or rhodos. We carry many different cultivars each year.
Common Name: Mountain Laurel
Family: Ericaceae (The Heath Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-9
Light: Full Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Pink
Secondary Bloom Colour: Red
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Rich rocky or dry gravelly woods in the shade of deciduous trees, and swamps in acid soils. Prefers sandy or rocky soils.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
*The Plant Encyclopedia is updated each year to provide a representation of the plants we offer, have offered, and may offer again. However, it is not a live inventory of our stock. Not all plants will be available at all times or in every year. Use the link above to enquire about the availability of this plant. Additionally, we carry many plants that have not yet been entered into our database so please enquire if you don’t see what you’re looking for. Plants are available only for on-site sales at our nursery in Richmond, BC, Canada or for shipping within Canada. We do not ship internationally. However, if you are visiting the nursery from afar, we can arrange for the necessary permits and paperwork for you to take plants back with you to your country.