Olympic Fire Kalmia latifolia Mountain Laurel Shrub
Mountain Laurel "Kalmia latifolia" "The plant is naturally found on rocky slopes and mountainous forest areas. It thrives in acidic soil...The species is a frequent component of oak-heath forests"
Plant suggestion from Joe Grenon - Mountain Laurel Wildlife of North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kalmia latifolia var. myrtifolia by raisedbedbob
All About Mountain Laurel Shrubs and Bay Laurel Trees
Mountain laurel shrubs (Kalmia latifolia) are a close relative of rhododendrons and azaleas. A broadleaf evergreen, Kalmia latifolia bears glossy, deep green leaves that are attractive in all seasons. But it is this shrub’s spring or summer flower display that makes it a special part of the woodlands it calls home in the eastern part of North America. Mountain laurel plants can be grown in zones 5-9 and will reach 5’-8’ in height.