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botanical name:
Kalmia latifolia 'Carousel'
Kalmia latifolia 'Carousel' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Calico bush, Mountain laurel
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 1.20m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: red & white
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Strong growing evergreen shrub with glossy dark green leaves. Clusters of intricately marked flowers, white with deep cinnamon-red inside. Disease resistant.

cultivation:
Needs a moist but well drained acid soil, similar to conditions that suit rhododendrons.
Prune after flowering if required.

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