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Order: Ericales
   Family: Ericaceae
            Genus: Kalmia
                        Specie: angustifolia

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 3 ft (1 m)

Cultivation: Rich, moist, acidic soil in dappled shade

Features: Dark green leaves in whorls of three; rosy-red flowers in summer

Uses: Underplanting Woodland gardens Tubs Mixed shrubbery

Zones: 2-9

Description: Coming from northeastern USA, this is a low-growing shrub to 3 ft (1 m) in height, slowly spreading to form a thicket. The leaves are variable in shape, normally ovate-oblong and in 2s or 3s; the rosy-red flowers are produced in mid-summer. All parts of t

Growth Habit: Low spreading habit

Comments: All parts of this plant are poisonous; cultivars available

Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Duration: Perennial

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