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Firecracker Kalmia

An evergreen shrub for bird-lovers
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Firecracker Kalmia

An evergreen shrub for bird-lovers
Kalmia, or mountain laurel, is an evergreen shrub with eye-catching flowers, and Firecracker Kalmia delivers a unique twist. You'll enjoy its glossy green foliage in all four seasons, and its flowers are an unbelievable bonus! Each bud starts in bright red, then opens to white, creating a bicolored effect. The flowers last from late spring into early summer. Kalmia is incredibly disease resistant, and birds love it for shelter and nesting. Firecracker Kalmia attracts pollinators, too! A note on care—mountain laurel has a shallow root system and needs watering more often than most shrubs. Water your Kalmia regularly, and use mulch to help the soil retain moisture.
  • Zone 5-8
  • Height 36 inches
  • Bloom Time Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Ship As 3" POT
We ship this item in Spring. Cannot ship to: AE AK GU HI PR
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  • Botanical Name:

    Kalmia latifolia 'Firecracker'

  • Height: 36 inches
  • Ship As: 3" POT
  • Spacing: 36 inches
  • Spread: 36 inches
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color: Red, Pink, White, Mixed
  • Foliage Type: Deep green glossy evergreen foliage covers the bush.
  • Bloom Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Flower Form: Showy flower clusters.
  • Soil Requirements: Moist, well drained, acidic soil.
  • Growth Rate: Slow. 4-6 inches per year.
  • Pruning: Prune only to remove spent flower heads and dead branches. Mountain laurel begins forming the buds for next year's flowers soon after the flowers fade. Prune the shrub right after flowering so that you don't remove the new buds.
  • Additional Information: Stunning Spring Color!
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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