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Kalmia angustifolia var. angustifolia

Northern Sheep Laurel

    Synonym: Kalmia intermedia
    Author
  • L. (1753)
    Size
  • total: 3 ft to 6 ft
    Habit
  • upright, many-branched
    Flower
  • Colour: reddish purple to pink
  • Size: 0.5 in
    Foliage
  • Shape: in whorls of three, somewhat leathery, evergreen, flat, mostly oblong
  • Colour: bright green
  • Size: 1 in to 2.5 in
    Shoot
  • reddish brown
    Fruit
  • depressed globose capsule with numerous small yellowish seeds
    Habitat
  • bogs, swamps and wet places
    Natural Range
  • northeast of America, Michigan, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, Labrador, New England, Pennsilvania, Maryland, Virginia
    Park
  • Botanischer Garten und Rhododendronpark Bremen
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Privat Garden Latchmin und Dr. Karl-Heinz Hübbers
  • Park der Gärten
    Producer
  • 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
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