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Kalmia hirsuta

Sandhill Laurel, Calico Bush

    Synonym: Kalmia ciliata
    Author
  • Walt. (1788)
    Size
  • total: 24 in
    Habit
  • lightly branched
    Flower
  • Colour: light pink, with red markings and a red ring near the base
  • Shape: plate-shaped
  • Size: 0.5 in
    Foliage
  • Shape: evergreen, alternate, elliptic to ovate, margins slightly revolted
  • Colour: with densely packed hairs
  • Size: 0.5 in
    Fruit
  • subglobose capsule with numerous light brown seeds
    Habitat
  • sandy pine savannas, sandhills, dunes, open pine woods, it does extremly well in sunny areas, not very hardy
    Natural Range
  • southern Alabama, northern Florida, Georgia, southeast South Carolina
    Literature
  • Jaynes, Richard A., 1997: Kalmia, mountain laurel and related species, Timber Press, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
  • Krüssmann, Gerd., 1977: Handbuch der Laubgehölze, Band II, S. 201 ff, Paul Parey Verlag, Berlin und Hamburg
  • Westhoff, Julia, 2006: Kalmia: besser als ihr Ruf, in: Gartenpraxis 11/2006, S. 26 ff, Verlag Eugen Ulmer Stuttgart
    Comments
  • seeds can stand temperatures between 140 and 195 ° F, could be a great ornamental value in cultivated laurels
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