Mountain Laurel 'Minuet'

Kalmia latifolia

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

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

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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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 14, 2016, janelp_lee from Toronto, ON (Zone 6a) wrote:

It is a nice shade evergreen flowering shrub although it grows really slow. That is why the price is high.

I have used them for landscaping design years. Sometimes they are hard to find.

Prefer shady location in moist but well drained acidic soil.

Positive

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

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.

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