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botanical name:
Kalmia latifolia 'Minuet'
Kalmia latifolia 'Minuet' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Calico bush, Mountain laurel
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 0.90m
width: 0.90m
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:
Dwarf, slow growing evergreen with a neat rounded habit and good dark green foliage. Clusters of white or pale blush pink flowers with dark red ring, opening from pink buds. Usually flowers in June.
Similar in form to Kalmia 'Elf', but with distinctively marked flowers..

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

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