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Kalmia latifolia 'Clementine Churchill'
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common name: Calico bush, Mountain laurel
poisonous or irritant
full sun, part shade
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.
May take several years to flower.