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Firecracker Kalmia

Firecracker Kalmia

Add sparkle to your shrubbery with this firecracker
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Firecracker Kalmia

Add sparkle to your shrubbery with this firecracker

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Ships in 12-14 Weeks

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  • Tidy mature height and width
  • Enticing flower clusters
  • Attracts birds and pollinators
  • Zone 5-8
  • Height 30 - 36 inches
  • Flowering Date Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Ship As 3" POT

We ship this item in Spring.

Cannot ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

Product Description

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 Name:

    Kalmia latifolia 'Firecracker'
  • Form: Broad leaf evergreen shrub
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 30 - 36 inches
  • Spread: 18 - 24 inches
  • Spacing: 24 - 30 inches
  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Flowering Date: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Shipped: 3" POT
  • Growth Rate: Slow. 4-6 inches per year.
  • Shipping Season: Spring
  • Flower Color: Red, Pink, White, Mixed
  • Flower Form: Showy flower clusters.
  • Foliage Type: Deep green glossy evergreen foliage covers the bush.
  • Pruning: Prune 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.
  • Soil Requirement: Moist, well drained, acidic soil.
  • Additional Information: Stunning Spring Color!
  • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR

Shipping

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:

2022 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Most Dormant Bareroot & Potted Perennials, and Shrubs
1A-3B 5/2/22 - 6/3/22
4A-4B 5/2/22 - 6/3/22
5A 4/11/22 - 6/3/22
5B 3/28/22 - 6/3/22
6A 3/14/22 - 6/3/22
6B 2/28/22 - 6/3/22
7A 2/24/22 - 6/3/22
7B 2/21/22 - 6/3/22
8A 2/17/22 - 5/13/22
8B 2/14/22 - 5/13/22
9A-10B 2/7/22 - 5/13/22
Last Order Date Zones 1A - 7B: 5/30/22
Zones 8A - 10B: 5/9/22

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