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Ostbo Red Kalmia latifolia
This selection of the native broadleaf evergreen is very adaptable!

Ostbo Red Kalmia latifolia

Item # 35649
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Half the Size of Most Others!

Red buds open to soft pink blooms.
Love Kalmia but don't have the space for a huge shrub? 'Ostbo Red' is the solution! This variety is half the size of most others, reaching just 4 to 6 feet high and wide. And the blooms are abundant, opening soft pink from rich red buds. So showy and easy to grow!

'Ostbo Red' blooms in late spring in most climates, but long before the flowers open, the buds make quite a show of their own. They are a rich crimson-red and very profuse, standing out splendidly against dark green foliage. When they open, the petal interiors are soft pink, so the combination of two colors is even more striking!

A native American shrub, Mountain Laurel fares best in partial shade in all but the most northern climates. It needs good drainage, and takes a season or two to find its feet and begin flowering. Once it starts, it never looks back! And the evergreen foliage makes it useful as a hedge or a foundation subject.

Native vigor keeps most diseases and pests at bay, and once established in your yard, 'Ostbo Red' stands up to drought very effectively. Such an attractive, compact, free-blooming shrub! Zones 4-9.

Genus Kalmia
Species latifolia
Variety 'Ostbo Red'
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Season Late Spring
Habit Compact
Plant Height 4 ft - 6 ft
Plant Width 4 ft - 6 ft
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Evergreen, Fast Growing, Flower, Free Bloomer
Bloom Color Pink
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Sandy
Uses Border, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Privacy, Specimen
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands