The kalmia latifolia is an exceptional garden shrub. It has lush green foliage and stylish soft pink flowers that bloom from late May to early summer. In autumn, red fruits among its evergreen leaves add a blaze of colour. Kalmias are soft and strong, because even in winter, it can withstand heavy frost. Keen to find out about its advantages and characteristics? Want to know how to care for it? You’ll find all the answers here.

What is a kalmia?

Kalmia latifolia is a genus of the heather family (Ericaceae). Colloquially, it is known as the mountain laurel or spoonwood. It is a medium-sized, evergreen shrub. A typical feature is its dark green, slim, lanceolate leaves. It blooms mainly in June and July with bell-shaped clusters of flowers around the stems. These are often soft pink but can also be red, white or purple-brown.

What makes it so special? The kalmia is extremely hardy and can withstand temperatures of as low as -30°C. In autumn, it is particularly pleasing to the eye. It also requires little maintenance and has good disease resistance.

What makes a Hortinno Kalmia so unique?

The kalmia varieties in the Hortinno range are strong, evergreen varieties that flower abundantly in late spring. Hortinno’s growers cultivate well-filled plants for you that are ready to grow into beautiful shrubs. Hortinno offers a total of 6 varieties that will decorate your garden with clusters of lacy flowers when they bloom.