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( Olympic Fire Mountain Laurel )
|This bushy eastern native shrub, which is grown for its showy flowers, is best suited in an informal border or woodland setting. Leaves are oval, dark green, glossy, to 5 inches long. Pink cup-shaped flowers are held in large corymbs 3 to 4 inches across open from May to June. Other flower colors may range from red to white too. Loves moist, acid soil as other members of the Ericaceae family. 'Olympic Fire' has large deep red buds that open to pink flower. This is a seedling of the cultivar, 'Ostbo Red'. It has good growing habit and foliage color and easy to root.
Important Info : Parts of this plant are poisonous, especially the leaves and flower nectar.
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