Mountain Laurel

mountain laurel

Mountain laurel is an evergreen shrub that will tolerate part shade while displaying beautiful white, bell-shaped flowers in the spring.  Consider this as a native replacement for Barberry!

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Latin name: Kalmia latifolia

Common Name: Mountain Laurel
Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Family: Ericaceae
Native Range: Eastern United States
Zone: 4 to 9
Height: 5.00 to 15.00 feet
Spread: 5.00 to 15.00 feet
Bloom Time: May
Bloom Description: Rose to white with purple markings
Sun: Part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Medium
Flower: Showy
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer
Information from Missouri Botanical