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Kalmia Latifolia - Calico Bush, Kalmia

Kalmia Latifolia - Calico Bush, Kalmia

Type Shrub, Container-friendly, Evergreen
Size Large Border (1 to 3m height)
Form Rounded - Bush
Colours Dark green Foliage, White Flowers (Summer early)
Care Some maintenance required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow growing

Calico Bush is grown for its impressive displays of late spring blossom, however it also has attractive deep green foliage that provides a good back drop for other flowering plants during the summer months. Well suited to naturalistic woodland planting.

Cultivation tips: Kalmia prefers a fertile moisture retentive soil, preferably on acidic soil, being commonly plant among Rhododendrons and other acidic loving plants. It can grow in full sun or shade and produces better blossom in a well lit planting location. Water regularly during dry periods and mulch in winter.
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