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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

Interesting Notes:

'Ostbo Red' was hybridized by E. Ostbo in 1940 and was registered in 1971.

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 'Ostbo Red' 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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