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Kalmia polifolia

Eastern Bog Laurel, Swamp Laurel, Pale Laurel, Gold Withy

photo: Baumschule Hachmann


    Synonym: Kalmia glauca, K. polifolia var. polifolia
    Author
  • Wangenh. (1788)
    Size
  • total: less than 3 ft
    Habit
  • low, sparsely branched, straggling
    Flower
  • Colour: rose-purple
  • Size: 0.5 in to 0.75 in
    Foliage
  • Shape: evergreen, opposite, leathery, linear to oblong
  • Size: 0.5 in to 1.5 in
    Fruit
  • globose capsule
    Habitat
  • swamps and wet places, forming a border around ponds and lakes
    Natural Range
  • from northeast Alberta, across Canada, Great Lake Region to central New Jersey
    Producer
  • Bock Bio Science GmbH
  • Baumschule Esveld
    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
K. occidentalisK. occidentalis back to registerK. polifolia f. leucanthaK. polifolia f. leucantha