A gnarled, multi-stemmed, broadleaf evergreen shrub or small tree that is native to Eastern North America where it is found in a variety of habitats including open rocky or sandy woods, cool meadows, balds, mountain slopes and woodland margins. It is noted for its excellent spring flowers and quality year round foliage. It typically grows as a dense rounded shrub to 5-15’ tall, opening up and developing gnarly branches with age. Flowers are a nectar source for pollinators and evergreen foliage provides shelter for birds.
Mountain Laurel Carol red buds open to near-white flower
Mountain Laurel Carousel pale-pink buds open to white star-burst flowers with cinnamon-purple circular bands
Mountain Laurel Elf dwarf showy white flowers
Mountain Laurel Firecracker red colored buds that open white, then to light pink
Mountain Laurel Keepsake raspberry red buds open to Burgundy Wine blooms with a thin white edge.
Mountain Laurel Minuet dwarf pink buds open to white flowers with a maroon-red band around the inside edge
Mountain Laurel Nathan Hale red buds open to pink flowers
Mountain Laurel Nipmuck red buds open to light pink flowers
Mountain Laurel Olympic Fire red buds open to light pink flowers
Mountain Laurel Raspberry Glow burgundy red buds open to raspberry-pink flowers with white overtones
Mountain Laurel Sarah red buds open to pinkish-red blooms