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Kalmia latifolia 'Elf' (Mountain Laurel)

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The first miniature cultivar to be released. Leaves and internodes are short. Flowers are normal sized, typical wild type color, pale pink in bud, opening white. Can be distinguished from the other, newer dwarf varieties by the matte finished leaves.

Kalmia latifolia 'Elf' (Mountain Laurel)

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The first miniature cultivar to be released, in 1982, by Dick Jaynes and Briggs Nursery. Leaves and internodes are short, making for a reduced plant size, but not necessarily dwarf. Flowers are normal sized, typical wild type color, pale pink in bud, opening white. Can be distinguished from the other, newer dwarf varieties by the matte finished leaves, the others are glossy.

Additional Information

Name Kalmia latifolia 'Elf' (Mountain Laurel)
Nursery Only No
Plant Height 2-3 ft
Plant Width 2-4 ft
Zone 5, 6, 7
Sun Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade
Soil Moisture Average, Moist, well-drained
Bloom Color White, Pink
Fragrant No
Bloom Season Midseason (Late May), Late Midseason (June)
Foliage Color Dark Green
Plant Type Evergreen Shrub
Deer Resistant Yes
Soil Type Compost
U.S. Native Yes
New Offering No
Genus Kalmia
Species latifolia
Cultivar Elf
Common Name Mountain Laurel
RareFind Exclusive No
Rare Plant No
Catalog Category Trees, Shrubs & Vines