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PlantFiles: Mountain Laurel
Kalmia latifolia 'Minuet'

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

One vendor has this plant for sale.

5 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
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:
Full Sun

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive rkwright85 On Apr 25, 2011, rkwright85 from Horton, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Small plant with a neat, compact shape. Flowers heavily but not as heavy as 'Tinkerbelle' and has not been as reliable for me. It's a nice plant but hasn't performed as well as my other mountain laurels.

Positive alph On May 21, 2006, alph from Wrentham, MA wrote:

a minature mountain laurel. very slow growing. my 8-year-old plant is only 30 inches in height.


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

Chicago, Illinois
Wrentham, Massachusetts
Medford, New Jersey
Glouster, Ohio
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Leesburg, Virginia
Linden, Virginia

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