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( Quinnipiac 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. 'Quinnipiac' has dark rich green foliage with red buds that open to soft light pink flowers. This culivar is somewhat similiar to the cultivar, 'Nipmuck' but a more compact grower with darker foliage. If container grown, it's prone to purple leaf spot.
Important Info : Parts of this plant are poisonous, especially the leaves and flower nectar.
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