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Kalmia latifolia ‘Pink Charm’

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Pink Charm Mountain Laurel

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Pink Charm mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia ‘Pink Charm’) is an attractive broadleaved evergreen flowering shrub that grows well in acidic, well-drained soils and part shade to full sun. Plants typically reach 5-8’ tall and wide with attractive glossy green foliage. The large 4-8” wide clusters of flowers are borne on branch tips and create interest from bud to bloom. Deep pink, angular  buds open to reveal medium pink colored flowers, with peakbloom from late May to early June. Pink Charm mountain laurel makes a fine garden companion for Piedmont azalea (Rhododendron canescens), bursting-heart (Euonymus americanus), wild bleeding heart (Dicentra eximia), large-flower heartleaf (Hexastylis shuttleworthii), Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides), Bowman’s root (Gillenia trifoliata), and coast leucothoe (Leucothoe axillaris). Zones 4-9.  

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