Mountain Laurel
Kalmia latifolia 'Bullseye'

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:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

Falls Church, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.