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Kalmia cuneata

White Wicky

    Synonym: Chamaedaphne cuneata
    Author
  • Michx. (1820)
    Size
  • total: 5 ft
    Habit
  • upright, many branched
    Flower
  • Colour: creamy white with a red band within
  • Shape: cupped
  • Size: 0.5 in to 0.75 in
    Foliage
  • Shape: deciduous, thin and flat, petioled, oblanceolate, broader near the apex
  • Colour: yellowish green with deep red autumn colour
  • Size: 1 in to 2.5 in
    Shoot
  • with stalked glandular hairs
    Fruit
  • depressed globose capsule on a recurved stalk
    Habitat
  • exclusively in wet thickets and shrub bogs, not very hardy
    Natural Range
  • in eight counties of southeast North Carolina and adject South Carolina
    Park
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
    Producer
  • Glendoick Gardens Ltd
    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
  • very rare endangered endemic plant, not very hardy
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