Carol Mountain Laurel
Just 3½ to 5 feet high and wide, this evergreen shrub is ideal for the foundation or a hedge as well as the border.
Expect this multi-stemmed evergreen shrub to reach just 3½ to 5 feet high and wide, covering itself with glossy, slightly twisty foliage. The leaves remain right through winter, making 'Carol' a good choice for the foundation, hedge, or other area where winter interest is paramount.
The flowering begins in late spring in most climates and can continue into early summer, an absolute explosion of color that is truly breathtaking. Mountain Laurel is a native shrub, and really knows how to put on a show! Dense, compact, and low-growing, 'Carol' offers much more color in a concentrated space than most other Mountain Laurels, and it will be one of the talking points of your landscape every year. There's simply nothing as splendid to match it!
Quite tolerant of drought and dry soil once established, 'Carol' also demonstrates good resistance to leafspot. Like all Mountain Laurels, it needs good soil drainage and prefers protection from strong winds. Shear it all you like, or not at all if that is your preference -- 'Carol' won't mind! Very easy to grow, it's a beloved favorite in many a fine garden. Give it full sun in the north, dappled shade farther south, and enjoy its exceptional beauty for many seasons to come. Zones 4-9.
|ItemForm||Trade Gallon (3qt)|
|Zone||4 - 9|
|BloomStartToEnd||Late Spring - Early Summer|
|PlantHeight||3 ft 6 in - 5 ft|
|PlantWidth||3 ft 6 in - 5 ft|
|AdditionalCharacteristics||Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Evergreen, Fast Growing, Free Bloomer|
|LightRequirements||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|MoistureRequirements||Dry, Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Bacterial Leaf Spot, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant|
|SoilTolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Border, Foliage Interest, Hedge|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|