Scientific Name: Kalmia latifolia Form: Oval - horizontal, Round
Common Name:mountain laurel Texture:Medium
Family Name:EricaceaeHabit: Spreading
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen Mature Size (ht. X w.):2 - 3m x 4 - 5m
Origin: U.S. - northeast Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Lustrous, Elliptic, Entire
Flowers: Cyme, (Corymb-like), White, Pink, Red, May- Jun
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Mixed shrub border, Woodland margin
Key ID Features:Leaves elliptic, glossy dark green, alternate (may appear opposite or whorled near shoot tips), smooth margins; flowers cup-shaped, 5-sided with 10 anthers neatly arranged in corolla pockets.