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Kalmia latifolia 'Olympic Fire'

Also called Olympic Fire Calico Bush


More About Kalmia latifolia 'Olympic Fire'

  • Large, dark pink to red buds
  • Buds open to white blooms that fade to pink
  • Glossy, medium green leaves
  • Upright, rounded habit
  • Bloom Time: May to June

Interesting Notes:

'Olympic Fire' was hybridized by J. Eichelser in 1966 and introduced in 1978 by Melrose Nursery, Washington State U.S.A.

Zone:

5

Height:

125-150 cm

Spread:

125-150 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Mountain Laurel Growing and Maintenance Tips

Mountain laurel grows best in a well-drained, acidic soil with consistent moisture until it is established. They are moderately drought tolerant. They show their best, flower colour in full sun, however, they will take some shade. Any pruning should be done soon after flowering to ensure bud set. Some winter sun protection is recommended to prevent winter burn.


Kalmia latifolia 'Olympic Fire' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Poisonous
Poisonous
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Rounded
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Foundation planting

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