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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
mountain laurel 'Pink Charm'
Kalmia are evergreen shrubs with simple, leathery leaves and racemes or corymbs of bowl-shaped flowers in spring or summer
'Pink Charm' is a bushy evergreen shrub to 3m, with dark green, oval or elliptic leaves to 10cm long, and profuse rounded clusters of rich pink flowers opening from crimped, deep pink buds in late spring and early summer
Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist but well-drained acidic soil in partial shade, or in sun where the soil remains relatively moist; mulch in spring with leaf mould or well-rotted pine needles
Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in midsummer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 8
Pests Can get mealybugs and vine weevil
Generally disease free
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