Kalmia latifolia 'Pristine'
Also called Pristine Calico Bush
More About Kalmia latifolia 'Pristine'
- White buds open to pure white flowers
- Glossy, medium-green leaves
- Upright, rounded habit
- Bloom Time: May to June
'Pristine' was hybridized by E. Law from a natural population of Kalmia latifolia in Aiken, South Carolina, U.S.A. and introduced by Woodlanders (Aiken, South Carolina) in 1988.
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 'Pristine' Characteristics
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils