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PlantFiles: Mountain Laurel
Kalmia latifolia 'Bullseye'

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Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Kalmia (KAL-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: latifolia (lat-ee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Bullseye

Category:
Shrubs

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve
Red
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

No positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative mysacek On Apr 4, 2013, mysacek from Falls Church, VA wrote:

Disappointing experience with otherwise very beautiful plant. I was always attracted to the flowers and decided to plant couple of them around the house. Year after year, the plant will die, in summer due heat, in winter due cold. I have one plant left from original 12, which is not good shape, but at least it survived the last mild winter. The plant is at partial shade next to huge rhododendron. My conclusion is that the plant does not like to be on exposed place, to get too much sun. I have planted many rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, and gardenias, but only mountain laurel proved to be too difficult to grow in NoVA, zone 7.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Falls Church, Virginia



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