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Mountain Laurel
Kalmia latifolia 'Tiddlywink'

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

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

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 softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Wilmington, Delaware

Vancouver, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 10, 2005, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant is a joy to watch bloom. Its diminutive size, coupled with it's prolific bloom make it a choice and very useful front of the border shrub. If it is happy where it is, it will literally cover itself in blooms - to the point you can not even see the foliage. Lovely!

Neutral

On Nov 5, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Dwarf variety. Pink flower with little dark pink specks at the ends of each petal.