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Carousel Mountain Laurel

Carousel Mountain Laurel

$61
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  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

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The rounded middle ring of deep fuschia purple-pink in the otherwise white flowers of this Mountain Laurel look like an aerial view of a vibrant carousel--whether that is coincidence or not is up to your imagination. An easy evergreen choice for the yard, this vigorous grower with it’s glossy dark green leaves makes for a tall mounded addition to your shaded yard.

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

Mountain Laurel look great when planted with Rhododendron and/or Azalea. They have smaller leaves but boom almost at the same time as the Rhodies, early May for us in NC. If you love Mountain Laurel or want to try the for the first time, be sure to plant them very high and use well draining soil so that thier roots do not stay wet as they will rot very quickly. In the nursery, we water them very lightly and not after 2pm.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 8'
Mature Width: 6'
Flower Season: Late spring
Sun: Full Shade
Hardiness Zone: 5 to 9
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Zone
Temp (C)
-20 to -10
5
-28.9 to -23.3
-10 to 0
6
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
7
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
8
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
9
-6.7 to -1.1

Be sure to use a well drained soil medium when planting any Mountain Laurel as they prefer fall planting with less watering than you might think. In NC our soil is clay so we prefer to use pine bark soil conditioner when planting Camellia, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, and Azalea.  

J