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Pure White Blooms in Giant Clusters!

Pristine Mountain Laurel

2-Quart
Item # 36250
$28.95
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Evergreen foliage keeps this compact little shrub neat and tidy in the border.

Selected from an Aiken, South Carolina, native population by the great plantsman Dr. Richard Jaynes.
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. Cannot ship to WA.

Genus Kalmia
Species latifolia
Variety 'Pristine'
ItemForm 2-Quart
Zone 5 - 7
BloomStartToEnd Late Spring - Mid Summer
Habit Compact
PlantHeight 3 ft - 4 ft
PlantWidth 3 ft - 4 ft
AdditionalCharacteristics Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Evergreen, Free Bloomer
BloomColor White
FoliageColor Dark Green
LightRequirements Full Sun, Part Shade
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
SoilTolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Foliage Interest, Hedge
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands