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Mountain Laurel

Mountain Laurel

Kalmia latifolia

Featured Plant Category: Focal point, Pollinator Plants

Height: 12 - 25'

Container Size: 3 Gallon

Bloom Time: June to July

Bloom Color: White-Pink

Soil Moisture: Moist

Soil Type: Acidic; moist, rocky or sandy soil

Light Requirements: Part shade

Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names: Kalmia latifolia, Calico-Bush, Spoonwood

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Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) is a medium to large evergreen shrub (sometimes considered a small tree) that grows naturally on rocky slopes and mountainous forest areas. It prefers partial shade, but can tolerate full sun to full shade. It is widely considered one of the most attractive native shrubs due to the large, showy flower clusters that appear in the spring. The flowers are light pink to white and distinctly hexagonal, attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. Since Mountain Laurel is evergreen, it is a valuable source of cover for birds and small mammals during the winter months. It is a host plant to the Laurel Sphinx Moth (shown above).


Additional information


12 – 25'

Container Size

3 Gallon

Bloom Time

June to July

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture


Soil Type

Acidic; moist, rocky or sandy soil

Light Requirements

Part shade

Hardiness Zone


Other Names

Kalmia latifolia, Calico-Bush, Spoonwood

Shipping Information

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