Scientific Name: Kalmia microphylla Form: Oval - horizontal
Common Name:western bog laurel Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:EricaceaeHabit: Upright, Twiggy
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.2 - 0.4m x 0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest, U.S. - southwest Hardiness Zone:Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Leathery, Glabrous, Lanceolate, Entire
Flowers: Cyme, (Corymb-like), Pink, Purple, May- Jun
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Green, Jul- Aug
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Bog, Acidic
Landscape Uses: Spring interest, Group or mass planting, Rock garden
Key ID Features:Leaves opposite, leathery, mostly lanceolate, 0.8-4 cm long x 3-11 mm wide, margins entire and often rolled under, shiny, dark green, glabrous above, lower surface grayish and very finely and densely covered with short glandula hairsh, petioles 2-5 mm longl; flowers deep pinkish-rose, saucer-shaped, 1-2 cm wide; capsules 5-valved, about 4 mm wide x 5 mm long. (E-Flora BC)