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Kalmiopsis leachiana

kalmiopsis

K. leachiana is a dwarf shrub to 30cm in height and width, with small, oval, glossy dark green leaves. Small, bell-shaped, deep rosy-pink flowers are borne in clusters at the shoot tips

Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Ericaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Kalmiopsis are small evergreen shrubs with simple, obovate leaves, and short terminal racemes of small, cup-shaped flowers in spring

Name status

Correct

Plant range
USA (Oregon)

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained, humus-rich, lime-free soil. Grow in full sun where the soil remains cool and moist or in partial shade. Would suit a cool position in a peat garden

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown at 6-12°C in spring or propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Rock garden
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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