Focal point, Pollinator Plants, Evergreen
12 - 25'
Acidic; moist, rocky or sandy soil
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) is a medium to large evergreen shrub (sometimes considered a small tree) that grows naturally on rocky slopes and mountainous forest areas. It prefers partial shade, but can tolerate full sun to full shade. It is widely considered one of the most attractive native shrubs due to the large, showy flower clusters that appear in the spring. The flowers are light pink to white and distinctly hexagonal, attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. Since Mountain Laurel is evergreen, it is a valuable source of cover for birds and small mammals during the winter months. It is a host plant to the Laurel Sphinx Moth (shown above).
We ship from two locations:
Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.
Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.
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