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Kalmia Pristine

Kalmia 'Pristine'

Kalmia latifolia 'Pristine'

Item # 36250

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If you have room in the garden, devote a special place to this ethereal Kalmia! Selected from a native population, it offers large, chalice-shaped blooms of purest white in big, rounded bouquets from late spring into summer. Compact and evergreen, it's a year-round delight that needs no special attention to continue looking its best for years!

Pristine is just 3 to 4 feet high and wide, with good branching and a high bud count. The new spring shoots are yellow-green, turning to richer shades by summer and keeping its color year-round. The buds are off-white and crimped, but open to magnificent blooms. Such a treat for the sunny to partly shaded garden!

Content in the same conditions Azaleas and Camellias like (rich, acidic soil), Pristine was selected by the great plantsman Dr. Richard Jaynes of the University of Connecticut. (We also have him to thank for Kalmias Sarah and Keepsake, as well as Hamamelis Harvest Moon.) Unusually compact and free-flowering, it is a good companion to all neighboring colors. And being a native species, it is so easy to grow. You will love Pristine! Zones 5-7.