- within 10 years: 4.0 ft x 3.5 ft
- open, brittle grower
- Colour: distinct chocolate-purple band
- Colour: glossy, purplish green
- Naming: 1969
- Introduction: 1981
- Jaynes, Richard A., 1997: Kalmia, mountain laurel and related species, Timber Press, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
- no longer in commercial production