SHRUB: Kalmia latifolia (Mountain Laurel)

Close up of blooms - Kalmia latifolia, Mountain Laurel

Kalmia latifolia, Mountain Laurel
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Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Mountain Laurel is a tall, exceptionally handsome, evergreen shrub with shiny, leathery leaves that make beautiful winter-season roping.  This native of eastern North America is one of the most beautiful native flowering shrubs and is often displayed in parks. The Virginia Native Plant Society named Mountain Laurel as Wildflower of the Year in 1994.

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