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Kalmia latifolia 'Olympic Fire'

Olympic Fire Mountain Laurel

Mountain Laurel

Comments

An incredible spring blooming broadleaf evergreen shrub with amazing frilled red buds opening to pink flowers and colorful emergent foliage; requires exacting conditions, must have superbly drained highly acidic and organic soil with a heavy mulch

Description

An incredible spring blooming broadleaf evergreen shrub with amazing frilled red buds opening to pink flowers and colorful emergent foliage; requires exacting conditions, must have superbly drained highly acidic and organic soil with a heavy mulch

Landscape Attributes

Olympic Fire Mountain Laurel is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Olympic Fire Mountain Laurel is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Olympic Fire Mountain Laurel will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

Light Requirement:

shade

full sun

Moisture:

moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

5a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

15 feet

15 feet

acidic

rich

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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