Mountain Laurel - Calico Bush

Kalmia - Mountain Laurel Kalmia Latifolia


Colour: Pink
Flowering: June
Height: 6 - 10' (2 - 3 m)
Family: Ericaceae, evergreen flowering shrub
Kalmia Latifolia    

This evergreen flowering shrub is also called the Calico Bush or Mountain Laurel and is native to the Eastern United States.

It has glossy green leaves which are poisonous to cattle.

The flowers which appear in June, are beautiful pink clusters several inches across. Each floret has long, distinctive stamens.

This shrub thrives in part-shaded woodland conditions.

Kalmia - Mountain Laurel
    Kalmia Latifolia
Kalmia - Mountain Laurel  
Kalmia Latifolia    

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