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botanical name:
Kalmia latifolia 'Pinwheel'
Kalmia latifolia 'Pinwheel' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Calico bush, Mountain laurel
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 1.75m
width: 1.75m
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
Flowers are boldly spotted with cinnamon-red, while the centres and scalloped edges are white. Good lustrous dark green foliage and relatively compact habit.

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

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