Kalmia 'Olympic Fire'

Kalmia 'Olympic Fire'

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Easy to grow
SKU v1217
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Key Characteristics
Zone

4 - 8

Mature Height

6 Feet

Mature Width

6 Feet

Sun / Shade

Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Kalmia 'Olympic Fire'

The dark red buds of 'Olympic Fire' open to pleasing pink blooms, making a sensational color contrast against the dark, evergreen foliage. This Mountain Laurel is a profuse bloomer.

Kalmia Mountain Laurel is considered by many to be the most beautiful flowering native shrub of eastern North America, and 'Olympic Fire' may be one of the best Kalmias. Hybridized and selected by the late John Eichelser, noted Washington plantsman, this exciting clone has exceptionally glossy leaves and an excellent branching habit. Our offerings of this outstanding evergreen represent the spectacular diversity in flower color of the modern selections.

'Olympic Fire' reaches 4 to 6 feet tall and wide at maturity. Kalmia is slow to propagate, but very easy to grow in the garden in partial shade (especially in the South), and cool, moist, well-drained, aerated, acidic soil. Plant with the root ball high or almost above ground level, hilling up the base with a heavy mulch. Zones 4-8.

Product Details

Genus Kalmia
Species latifolia
Variety 'Olympic Fire'
Product Classification Shrubs
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 4
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Part Shade
Bloom Color Pink, Red, White
Max Bloom Size 5.00
Bloom Season Start Late Spring
Bloom Season End Early Summer
Foliage Color Dark Green
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Special Features Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Evergreen, Fast Growing, Flower
Uses Border, Hedge, Specimen
Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Shipping Method Restrictions none
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