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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

Cultivation: Rich, moist, acidic soil in dappled shade

Features: Dark green leaves paler beneath; pink crimped-edged flowers spring?summer

Uses: Underplanting Woodland gardens Tubs Mixed shrubbery

Zones: 3-9

Description: Found from eastern Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, this species inhabits the elevated land between the Atlantic coast and the Appalachian Mountains. It is usually seen as a shrub of around 10 ft (3 m) but mature specimens in the wild may be twice that heigh

Growth Habit: Dense leafy medium-domed habit

Comments: 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

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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