If you're looking for glorious color on a native species, this stunning Mountain Laurel is a must have. The distinctive olive-green foliage is thick and lustrous on well proportioned globe-like branching, giving way in spring to red buds that open into large clusters of rich pink flowers in late May. This is indeed a big, beautiful, round pink globe, covered in masses of magnificent color when in flower. Tolerant of most growing conditions, this sturdy native will thrive in full sun to shade and will function well as a border planting or will shine as a single landscape specimen.
Likes enriched, well-drained soil and mulch. Remove spent flowers. Prune after flowering.