The Mountain laurel develops like a shrub. Growing they develop a round-shape shrub. This plant in the summer assumes a pink colouring; it is medium in size and can reach 3 m high. It keeps its leaves in the winter.
Light Mountain laurel
Plant which need at least a few hours a day of solar light. The Mountain laurel bears even very harsh temperatures, therefore it can be grown outdoors without feeling endangered by low temperatures.During the winter months we can cover a portion of the soil near the roots with dry leaves or other mulch tissue; in this manner we will protect the plant from the harsh climate.
Water Mountain laurel
The Mountain laurel Needs regular watering, but we suggest letting the soil dry between one watering and the other; let's take action every 2-3 weeks , remembering to water the substratum well with 1-2 buckets of water . Concerning those specimens grown in vases, let's remember that usually they need more watering, compared to the same shrubs placed in the ground. Moreover, they are often more sensible to temperatures, either very high or very low, and to radical apparatus diseases.
Pests Mountain laurel
The spring weather, with a high temperature swing between the day and night hours, and pretty frequent rains, can favour the development of fungus diseases, which should be treated pre-emptively with a systemic fungicide, to use before the gems grow excessively; at the end of the winter we also suggest a wide range insecticide to prevent the attack of aphids and cochineals. We should always remember to do these treatments when there aren't flowerings in the garden.
Mold Mountain laurel
These shrubs need to be cultivated in a quite drained, specific soil for acidophilic plants.
Plant Mountain laurel
The Mountain laurel needs to be cultivated in an acid substratum, with a PH level lower than 5. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.