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Kalmia latifolia 'Colibri'


photo: Dr. Karl-Heinz Hübbers

    Origin
  • selection c.w.
    Hybridizer
  • Jon Weirether
    Size
  • within 10 years: 5.5 ft x 3.5 ft
    Habit
  • lose, upright, irregular
    Flower
  • Colour: changes from white to pink
    Bud
  • Initially white then turning pink to red over time
    Foliage
  • Shape: oblong lanceolate
  • Colour: green, standard
  • Size: 0.3 in
    Shoot
  • lighter green
    Propagation
  • in vitro
    Year of
  • Naming: 1998
  • Introduction: 2018
  • Registration: 2018
    Comments
  • Wild selection with the rare trait of buds that swell to normal size but never open. As the season progresses the buds gradually go from white to pink to red, and they remain fresh looking well beyond the normal Kalmia latifolia flowering season
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