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Firecracker Mountain Laurel

Stunning Spring Color!
  • SKU: 70881
  • For each offer ordered, get 1 potted plant
This item ships in Fall

Firecracker Mountain Laurel

Exploding onto the scene in early to midsummer, buds of vivid red and softer pink flowers appear at the same time and cover the compact, rounded plant with a fine, two-toned color palette. Deep green foliage is glossy and attractive, and acts as an excellent backdrop to the vibrant blooms. This mountain laurel variety performs exceptionally well in full sun or partial shade, and exhibits reliable resistance to diseases such as leaf spot. Makes an outstanding foundation plant, especially when grouped in threes or fives. Single plants provide bright pops of color throughout the landscape. Plant in average, moist, well-drained soil for best results. Pruning is needed only to maintain a tidy appearance. Hardy in Zones 5-9.
Product Details
  • FormCompact rounded shrub.
  • LightFull sun to partial shade. Partial shade is best in hot, southern climates.
  • Height3 feet
  • Spread2 feet
  • Spacing2 feet
  • Zones5 - 9
  • FoliageDeep green glossy evergreen foliage covers the bush.
  • Flower FormShowy flower clusters.
  • ColorIntense red colored buds that open white then to light pink.
  • BloomsLate Spring, Early Summer
  • Soil RequirementsMoist, well drained, acidic soil.
  • Growth RateSlow. 4-6 inches per year.
  • PruningPrune only to remove spent flower heads and dead branches. Mountain laurel begins forming the buds for next year's flowers soon after the flowers fade. Prune the shrub right after flowering so that you don't remove the new buds.
  • CommentsStunning Spring Color!
  • Botanical NameKalmia latifolia 'Firecracker'
  • DepthPlant at the same depth it is in the pot.
Shipping Schedule

Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE Trees & Shrubs
1A-4B 9/9 - 11/1
5A & 5B 9/9 - 11/1
6A & 6B 9/9 - 11/1
7A & 7B 9/9 - 11/1
8A & 8B 9/9 - 11/1
9A-10B 9/9 - 11/1
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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