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Firecracker Kalmia (Mountain Laurel)

Add sparkle to your shrubbery with this firecracker

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  • flowering dateLate Spring, Early Summer
  • hardiness zone5-8
  • height30 - 36 inches
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • ship as3" POT
  • sun exposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Tidy mature height and width
  • Enticing flower clusters
  • Attracts birds and pollinators
Kalmia, or mountain laurel, is beloved for its evergreen, glossy leaves. Firecracker Kalmia adds a beautiful bonus—a fireworks display of red and light pink to white color. In spring, cherry-red buds appear on this mountain laurel, opening to light pink to white flowers, creating a bicolored effect. Dark, glossy evergreen foliage covers the bush, and holds its color year-round. Birds find Firecracker Kalmia attractive, and pollinators will love it too. Plant as a specimen, or create a colorful hedgerow with this mountain laurel.

Kalmia is quite resistant to diseases such as leaf spot, but it is a particularly thirsty shrub. New plantings need 2 inches of water each week for the first season—about two hours with the average sprinkler system. Use organic mulch, such as pine needles or shredded bark, to help the soil hold moisture between watering. Mountain laurel begins forming the buds for next year's flowers soon after the flowers fade. Prune the shrub right after flowering so that next years' buds will have time to form. Kalmia latifolia 'Firecracker'

Product Details

  • botanical nameKalmia latifolia 'Firecracker'
  • flowering dateLate Spring, Early Summer
  • flower colorRed, Pink, White, Mixed
  • flower formShowy flower clusters.
  • foliage typeDeep green glossy evergreen foliage covers the bush.
  • formBroad leaf evergreen shrub
  • growth rateSlow. 4-6 inches per year.
  • hardiness zone5-8
  • height30 - 36 inches
  • pruningPrune only to remove spent flower heads and dead branches. Mountain laurel begins forming the buds for next year's flowers soon after the flowers fade. Prune the shrub right after flowering so that you don't remove the new buds.
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • shipping seasonSpring
  • ship as3" POT
  • soil requirementMoist, well drained, acidic soil.
  • spacing24 - 30 inches
  • spread18 - 24 inches
  • sun exposureFull Sun, Partial Shade

Shipping Schedule

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2024 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Most Dormant Bareroot & Potted Perennials, and Shrubs
3A-3B 4/29/24 - 5/31/24
4A-4B 4/29/24 - 5/31/24
5A 4/18/24 - 5/31/24
5B 3/25/24 -5/31/24
6A 3/11/24 - 5/31/24
6B 2/26/24 - 5/31/24
7A 2/22/24 - 5/31/24
7B 2/19/24 - 5/31/24
8A 2/15/24 - 5/10/24
8B 2/12/24 - 5/10/24
9A-10B 2/5/24 - 5/10/24
Last Order Date Zones 3A - 7B: 5/27/24
Zones 8A - 10B: 5/10/24

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