During Winter and some early Spring shipments, some of the plant materials in this shipment are DORMANT.
This means that even though they have no green top growth, they will grow from dormant buds when temperatures are right. For many perennials, This 'rest period' is ESSENTIAL to good flowering performance in the upcoming season. During Summer/Winter months shipping might be delayed as we only will be shipping on days that we know it wonít harm the plant(s). Monday through Thursday
Olympic Fire- Mountain Laurel
Very hardy, zones 5-9
Prefers shade or part-shade
4-5' tall, space 4' apart
Blooms in the spring. Red buds open to reveal flowers bearing an intricate, interrupted maroon band.
The starter plant you will receive is currently shipped bare root 5-10 inches tall.
The Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia), also known as Spoonwood, is a beautiful evergreen shrub that flowers every spring. The unique star-shaped flowers form in a tight cluster and bloom from early June through July. They can grow well in a sunny or shady location. They keep their leaves all year which makes an excellent backdrop in a winter garden.
This wonderful shrub has everything. In June, big scarlet buds open to an abundance of soft pink flowers. Luxuriant evergreen foliage adds to the beauty of this plant and the purplish coloring on the new growth makes it a marvelous shrub to include in the landscape.
**Picture is for example only, The starter plant you will receive is currently shipped bare root 5-10 inches tall..**