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Firecracker Mountain Laurel

Stunning Spring Color!

Exploding onto the scene in early to midsummer, buds of vivid red and softer pink flowers appear at the same time and cover the compact, rounded plant with a fine, two-toned color palette. Deep green foliage is glossy and attractive, and acts as an excellent backdrop to the vibrant blooms. This mountain laurel variety performs exceptionally well in full sun or partial shade, and exhibits reliable resistance to diseases such as leaf spot. Makes an outstanding foundation plant, especially when grouped in threes or fives. Single plants provide bright pops of color throughout the landscape. Plant in average, moist, well-drained soil for best results. Pruning is needed only to maintain a tidy appearance. Hardy in Zones 5-9.



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  • Botanical Name: Kalmia latifolia 'Firecracker'
  • Height: 3 feet
  • Spacing: 2 feet
  • Depth: Plant at the same depth it is in the pot.
  • Spread: 2 feet
  • Light Required: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color: Intense red colored buds that open white then to light pink.
  • Foliage: Deep green glossy evergreen foliage covers the bush.
  • Blooms: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Zone: 8
  • Form: Broad leaf evergreen shrub
  • Flower Form: Showy flower clusters.
  • Soil Requirements: Acidic Soil
  • Growth Rate: Slow. 4-6 inches per year.
  • 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.
  • Size: Potted
  • Comments: Stunning Spring Color!

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