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( Tightwad 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 do other members of the Ericaceae family. 'Tightwad' has buds that if grown in full sun, are pink but never fully open yet they remain in good condition for a month beyond the normal flowering period.
Important Info : Parts of this plant are poisonous, especially the leaves and flower nectar.
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