Mountain laurel shrubs (Kalmia latifolia) are a close relative of rhododendrons and azaleas. A broadleaf evergreen, Kalmia latifolia bears glossy, deep green leaves that are attractive in all seasons. But it is this shrub’s spring or summer flower display that makes it a special part of the woodlands it calls home in the eastern part of North America. Mountain laurel plants can be grown in zones 5-9 and will reach 5’-8’ in height.

Do You Know How Mountain Laurel and Bay Laurel Differ?

Mountain laurel shrubs (Kalmia latifolia) are a close relative of rhododendrons and azaleas sometimes confused with bay laurel trees (Laurus nobilis)

These tips on growing Mountain Laurel are the BEST!! I love that this shade loving shrub (Kalmia latifolia) is evergreen and has beautiful flowers. Now that I know how to care for it, I'm definitely adding one to my garden. Pinning!

How To Grow Shade Loving Mountain Laurel

These tips on growing Mountain Laurel are the BEST! I love that this shade loving shrub (Kalmia latifolia) is evergreen and has beautiful flowers. Now that I know how to care for it, Im definitely adding one to my garden.

'Starburst' Kalmia latifolia (Kalmia latifolia Starburst) at Wayside Gardens

Kalmia Starburst

Starburst Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia Starburst) at Wayside Gardens back fence hedge

Mountain Laurel If you take a springtime drive through the Appalachian Mountains you may see wild mountain laurels in flower on hillsides and meadows. This spectacular native evergreen shrub makes a great landscape plant sporting large clusters of cup-shape rose or white flowers with purple markings. It prefers a rich, slightly acid soil and makes a wonderful companion for azaleas and rhododendrons. Mountain laurel is also rabbit- and deer-resistant. Botanic Name: Kalmia latifolia Light…

Shrubs for Shady Spots

Mountain Laurel - If you take a springtime drive through the Appalachian Mountains you may see wild mountain laurels in flower on hillsides and meadows. This spectacular native evergreen shrub makes a great landscape plant sporting large clusters of cup-s

Kalmia latifolia 'Ostbo Red'

Kalmia latifolia 'Ostbo Red'

'Olympic Fire' Kalmia latifolia (Kalmia latifolia Olympic Fire) at Wayside Gardens

Kalmia Olympic Fire

kalmia  Perrenial  Bloom: late Spring; Color: white and pink or pink or purple  Hardy Zone: 3-9

Kalmia latifolia Mountain Laurel Perrenial Evergreen Height: Spread: Flower: White and pink, pink, purple Hardy Zone: 2

Kalmia latifolia, commonly called mountain-laurel, calico-bush, or spoonwood, is a species of flowering plant in the heather family, Ericaceae.  Order: Ericales Family: Ericaceae Genus: Kalmia Species: K. latifolia

Kalmia latifolia, commonly called or is a broadleaved evergreen shrub in the heather family, Ericaceae, that is native to the eastern United States.

Kalmia latifolia, commonly called mountain-laurel, calico-bush, or spoonwood, is a species of flowering plant in the heather family, Ericaceae.  Order: Ericales Family: Ericaceae Genus: Kalmia Species: K. latifolia

Buberel unknown flower 12 - Kalmia latifolia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kalmia latifolia (Mountain Laurel) 'Olympic Fire'

Kalmia latifolia Olympic Fire

As handsome as a Mountain Laurel can get, with big scarlet buds that open to a wealth of soft pink flowers for a lovely June display.

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