Elf Mountain Laurel Shrubs
Kalmia Latifolia 'Elf'
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|Mature Height:||2 to 3 feet|
|Mature Width:||2 to 4 feet|
|Classification:||Broadleaf evergreen shrub, flowers in May|
|Sunlight:||Part Sun to Part Shade|
|Habit:||Upright, great for naturalizing|
|Flower Color:||Light Pink buds with white flowers|
|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|
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Kalmia latifolia Elf, aka Dwarf Mountain Laurel, flowers in May and are light pink with white overtones and pink center. Leaves are long narrow deep evergreen.
Kalmia latifolia Elf, aka Dwarf Mountain Laurel, flowers in May and are a light pink with white overtones and pink center. Leaves are long narrow deep evergreen. Perfect for using in a semi-shade woodland garden.
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Kalmia latifolia Elf 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 Elf 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.