Kalmia latifolia 'Ostbo Red'
Also called Ostbo Red Calico Bush
More About Kalmia latifolia 'Ostbo Red'
- Bright red buds open to soft pink flowers
- Glossy, medium green leaves
- Upright, rounded habit
- Bloom Time: May to June
'Ostbo Red' was hybridized by E. Ostbo in 1940 and was registered in 1971.
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 'Ostbo Red' Characteristics
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils