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