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( Carousel 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. 'Carousel' is a good grower and relatively easy to root. Its intricate pattern inside the corolla, is bright purplish cinnamon, and resembles a starburst.
Important Info : Parts of this plant are poisonous, especially the leaves and flower nectar.
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