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Dazzling Blooms in Early Summer

Olympic Fire Kalmia latifolia Mountain Laurel Shrub

Item # 36249
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Easy to grow

Olympic Fire will set your garden ablaze with dark red buds eruptining into beautiful pink flowers.
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. Shipped in one-quart containers. Zones 4-8. Cannot ship to OR or WA.

Genus Kalmia
Species latifolia
Variety 'Olympic Fire'
Zone 4 - 8
BloomStartToEnd Late Spring - Early Summer
Habit Dense
PlantHeight 4 ft - 6 ft
PlantWidth 4 ft - 6 ft
BloomSize 4 in - 5 in
Additional Characteristics Evergreen, Flower
Bloom Color Dark Pink, Dark Red, Dark White
Bloom Season Summer
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Part Shade
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Ornamental
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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