Laurel Mountain Minuet Shrubs for Sale Online
Kalmia latifolia 'Minuet' or Laurel Mountain Minuet is laurel with pink buds that open to splendid nice white flowers with a striking maroon band around the inside edge of buds. These laurels are useful for borders or accents.
About Your Mountain Laurel Minuet
Kalmia latifolia 'Minuet' is as beautiful as a Mountain Laurel can get, with its magnificient flowers that appear in late summer with big s white and maroon buds that open up to rows of dark red and pale white colors. Leaves are long narrow deep evergreen. Is great to use in small groupings or as a container plant. This mountain laurel is also known to be deer resistant, it will make your landscape look like a showstopper when planted in full sun and open shade areas.
|Mature Height:||2 to 3 feet|
|Mature Width:||2 to 3 feet|
|Classification:||Broadleaf evergreen shrub, flowers in late Summer|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Habit:||Upright, great for naturalizing|
|Flower Color:||Pale white with maroon red|
|Pruning Season:||Prune lightly after bloom to promote bushy growth|
|Soil Condition:||Moist, rich, acidic, humusy, well-drained soils|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Tolerates moist soil and partial shade or full sun|
How to Care for Mountain Laurel Minuet
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Kalmia latifolia Minuet plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Kalmia latifolia Minuet to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. Also these plants do not grow well in heavy clay soils. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.