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botanical name:
Kalmia latifolia 'Clementine Churchill'
Kalmia latifolia 'Clementine Churchill' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Calico bush, Mountain laurel
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
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
Large, densely bushy evergreen shrub with leathery dark green leaves, paler underneath. Large corymbs of cup-shaped rose-pink flowers with dark red markings inside.

Needs a moist but well drained acid soil, similar to conditions that suit rhododendrons.

other notes:
May take several years to flower.

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