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Kalmia angustifolia Rubra (Mountain Laurel)Kalmia angustifolia RubraMountain Laurel, red sheep laurel

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Height Up to 100cm (39.4in)
Spread Up to 150cm (59.1in)

Hardy Shrub

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Sun or semi shadeDappled shade

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Description
One of our favourite garden shrubs. We know you'll love the fancy flower clusters that adorn the mountain laurel through early summer - make sure to plant Kalmia where you can get up close to truly appreciate the blooms in detail, they're like a work of art! Given a neutral to acid soil, Kalmia will become a nice, big, dense bushy shrub that will last for years and just get better and better with age. This designer shrub performs well in large containers too, so don't rule it out if you are gardening on alkaline or chalky soils. Makes a great addition to rhododendron and azalea displays. Height: 1m (39"). Spread: 1.5m (59").

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

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2 x 15cm potted kalmia plants (T63261P)

1 x 15cm potted kalmia plant (T63247)

How to Grow
Grow Kalmia angustifolia in moist, well drained, neutral to acid soil that has been enriched with plenty of well rotted organic matter. Choose a position in semi or dappled shade with shelter from cold drying winds. Where soil conditions are alkaline, Mountain Laurel plants are best grown in patio containers, using a mix of ericaceous compost and a soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3.
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Water Kalmia angustifolia plants regularly throughout the growing season. Where possible, use rainwater as the lime contained in tap water will reduce the acidity in the soil over time. Feed in spring with a slow release fertiliser for acid-loving plants. Protect plants from cold winter winds. Border grown Mountain Laurels will appreciate an autumn mulch to protect their shallow roots from winter cold. Take care not to mound the mulch too close to the stem as this may cause it to rot.
Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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