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A native plant, mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) has pink buds in spring that open to white cup-shape flowers. This native typically grows 5 to 8 feet tall and wide. Mountain laurel is a stand-out evergreen shrub because it tolerates shade (although best flowering occurs in light shade). Look for varieties with red, pink or bicolor blooms, double or large flowers, and buds that stay tight, adding an interesting texture to the shrub. Hardy in Zones 4-9.
Mountain laurel is a go-to favorite when it comes to shrubs that thrive in shady conditions. This native shrub grows as an understory plant in forests east of the Mississippi River. The true native form opens white flowers. ‘Pink Charm’ brings on spring color with bright pink blossoms that attract hummingbirds. Evergreen leaves add to the landscape year-round. Plants grow 8 to 10 feet tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 4-9. Good to know: Light shade with some sun coaxes best flower color.
Porch and Fireplace: Luxe Lakefront Cabin in Tiger, Ga.
The two-story boathouse features this outdoor living room with locust tree trunk posts and beams, mountain laurel railings, a glorious stone fireplace and long range mountain and sunset views.
Rustic Bathroom With Deep Double Sink and Peg Rail
This generously sized bathroom is lined with a peg rail, made from branches of mountain laurel. The wood theme plays out again in the rough-wood framed mirror over the deep double sink. The sink, reminiscent of an old-fashioned laundry sink, offers plenty of room for multiple people to wash up at once.
This generously sized bathroom in the HGTV Dream Home 2006 is lined with a peg rail, with pegs made from branches of mountain laurel. The wood theme plays out again in the rough-wood framed mirror over the deep double sink. The sink, reminiscent of an old-fashioned laundry sink, offers plenty of room for multiple people to wash up at once.
The fountains that line the walkway next to the pool were customized to allow for the fountain emitter to be added, large olive and oak specimen trees were selected for screening, while Texas Mountain Laurel trees were included for their unique architectural form and fragrance. Custom marble pieces were selected to highlight the walkway fountain and above the courtyard fireplace.