Kalmia angustifolia 'GNOM'

Kalmia angustifolia
Kalmia angustifolia 'GNOM'
sheep laurel
SIZE/TYPE small shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 0.3-0.8m
USUAL WIDTH 0.3-0.8m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES light green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS pink
BLOOMING TIME June - June
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 2   (down to -45°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Evergreen broadleaf
Rhododendrons, azaleas, and mountain laurels
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Sheep laurel is a dwarf version of mountain laurel and comes from southeastern parts of the USA. The leaves look like miniature laurel hence its name. Gnom is a dwarf variety of sheep laurel with light pink flowers that open in June. They have no scent and their buds are formed the year before so if you want a profusely flowering plant fertilize it from midsummer when the plant starts producing flower buds.

The leaves are evergreen, narrowly elliptic, mid green and slightly hairy when young. They emerge before the flowers open so when the plant is in full bloom new foliage is almost mature. This is also a tricky thing as far as pruning – if pruning kalmias it should be done right after flowering so you will need to lose all new growths. Gnom is a mound forming, low shrub that will look great in any garden type or even a patio container.

For a happy life it MUST HAVE acidic soil (add plenty of peat). Plant it in light, well drained soil that has to be well mulched to keep the surface roots moist at all times. Full sun is best for best colouring. Fertilize in spring and early autumn with rhododendron fertilizers. Use water solutions or slow-release fertilizers that will not burn the delicate surface roots. Extremely hardy to about -44°C (USDA zone 2).

Last update 15-12-2011
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  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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