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Kalmia latifolia

Mountain Laurel, Spoonwood


In Stock: 0.933 lb (Total:0.933lb)
  • Kalmia latifolia

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Growing Info

Scarification: Add moisture
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days. Stratify by surface sowing seeds on moist, tamped, soil in trays and place trays in cold for 60 days. Keep moist.
Germination: requires light for germination. Place trays with stratified seed in light, keep moist. Can be germinated on living moss

Kalmia latifolia, also known as Mountain Laurel or Spoonwood, is a beautiful evergreen shrub native to the eastern United States. Its range stretches from southern Maine to northern Florida, and west to Indiana and Louisiana. The plant is highly ornamental and produces 1-inch flowers in rounded clusters at branch tips. The flowers are generally pink, but can also be white, red, or purplish. Kalmia latifolia requires an acid humus-rich soil and moist conditions where it prefers almost full sun. The plant is cold hardy and can tolerate temperatures down to about -22°F. All parts of the plant are poisonous, but it is still widely cultivated as an ornamental plant for its attractive flowers and evergreen leaves. The wood of the mountain laurel is heavy and strong, suitable for handrails, guard rails, wreaths, furniture, bowls and other household items. Kalmia latifolia is also a significant plant for Native Americans who use it as an analgesic and to heal brier scratches. If you are a fan of rhododendrons, Kalmia latifolia may be a lovely addition to your garden.

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