The list of 10+ How to tell the difference between mountain laurel and rhododendron

1 How to tell these evergreen plants apart?

  • Author: identifythatplant.com
  • Published Date: 09/06/2022
  • Review: 4.92 (693 vote)
  • Summary: · Now let’s look for some differences. The underside of the leaves are different. Mountain laurel’s are smooth and a paler shade of green than 

2 Growing Tips: Mountain Laurel or Rhododendron?

  • Author: lockhaven.com
  • Published Date: 10/23/2021
  • Review: 4.67 (429 vote)
  • Summary: · Rhododendron shrubs tend to grow wider than mountain laurel, reaching 12 feet across with a height of 15 feet. They form thickets or groves in 
  • Matching search results: Rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum), like laurel, is abundant in mountainous regions of Pennsylvania. Rhododendron shrubs tend to grow wider than mountain laurel, reaching 12 feet across with a height of 15 feet. They form thickets or groves in …

3 Species: Kalmia latifolia – USDA Forest Service

  • Author: fs.usda.gov
  • Published Date: 02/07/2022
  • Review: 4.49 (454 vote)
  • Summary: Mountain laurel is common in the Appalachian Mountains, plateaus, piedmont, … However, a considerable difference in the distribution of these 2 species is 
  • Matching search results: Rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum), like laurel, is abundant in mountainous regions of Pennsylvania. Rhododendron shrubs tend to grow wider than mountain laurel, reaching 12 feet across with a height of 15 feet. They form thickets or groves in …

4 Mountain Laurel Care: How To Plant & Grow Kalmia latifolia

  • Author: fromhousetohome.com
  • Published Date: 12/15/2021
  • Review: 4.37 (252 vote)
  • Summary: · You may also be able to tell the difference by the size of the leaves. Rhododendron leaves tend to be longer and wider than Mountain Laurel 
  • Matching search results: Rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum), like laurel, is abundant in mountainous regions of Pennsylvania. Rhododendron shrubs tend to grow wider than mountain laurel, reaching 12 feet across with a height of 15 feet. They form thickets or groves in …

5 Azaleas, Mountain Laurel, & Rhododendron

  • Author: esbenshades.com
  • Published Date: 06/05/2022
  • Review: 4.12 (568 vote)
  • Summary: When planting Azaleas, Mt. Laurel and Rhododendrons, give them ample protection from wind and direct afternoon sun. Around buildings, they do best on the east 
  • Matching search results: Azaleas, Mt. Laurel and Rhododendrons are closely related plants with certain cultural requirements that must be met to ensure their successful growth. The following information is provided to help the amateur gardener with the culture of these …

6 All About Mountain Laurel and Rhododendron: Spring’s Floral

All About Mountain Laurel and Rhododendron: Spring's Floral
  • Author: onegreenplanet.org
  • Published Date: 07/03/2022
  • Review: 3.83 (549 vote)
  • Summary: Though their leaves are similarly shaped lenses, what is most commonly recognized as rhododendrons tend to have much larger leaves than mountain laurel. They 
  • Matching search results: Mountain laurels (Kalmia latifolia) grow from USDA Zone 5 (New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine) south to Zone 9 (Georgia, Alabama and Florida). They are native from the eastern seaboard to the Mississippi River, as well as the state flower of …

7 Rhododendrons – Lake Wilderness Arboretum

Rhododendrons - Lake Wilderness Arboretum
  • Author: lakewildernessarboretum.org
  • Published Date: 02/20/2022
  • Review: 3.69 (350 vote)
  • Summary: Have you noticed the size of some of the rhododendrons in the Woodland Garden? … the genus Rhododendron fall, also includes mountain laurels (Kalmia), 
  • Matching search results: While many rhododendrons seem to have similar leaves that are dark green and elliptical in shape, there is actually a wide range with many shapes, colors, textures and sizes that can add interest to the garden at any time of the year. There are even …

8 Grow Mountain Laurel for an Impressive Garden Landscape

Grow Mountain Laurel for an Impressive Garden Landscape
  • Author: gardenerspath.com
  • Published Date: 09/24/2022
  • Review: 3.51 (550 vote)
  • Summary: · Read on to learn all about growing mountain laurel in the landscape. … and they are related to blueberries, rhododendrons, and azaleas
  • Matching search results: Spores of the fungus Botryosphaeria dothidea enter the plant through damaged areas such as pruning wounds, causing leaves to curl downward and circular cankers form on plant tissue, ultimately leading to branch die off. Cankers generally infect one …

9 A Day In The Smokies

  • Author: adayinthesmokies.wordpress.com
  • Published Date: 04/30/2022
  • Review: 3.38 (355 vote)
  • Summary: · Mountain Laurel and Rhododendron are often confused with one another. They do both grow in abundance here in our Smoky Mountains, 
  • Matching search results: Spores of the fungus Botryosphaeria dothidea enter the plant through damaged areas such as pruning wounds, causing leaves to curl downward and circular cankers form on plant tissue, ultimately leading to branch die off. Cankers generally infect one …

10 Mountain Laurel or Rhododendron? – Squatch Trading Co

  • Author: squatchtrading.com
  • Published Date: 05/08/2022
  • Review: 3.19 (291 vote)
  • Summary: · Laurel is a short word for short leaf. Laurel is a word you see all over the place in the mountains. · Rhododendron is a long word for a long 
  • Matching search results: Spores of the fungus Botryosphaeria dothidea enter the plant through damaged areas such as pruning wounds, causing leaves to curl downward and circular cankers form on plant tissue, ultimately leading to branch die off. Cankers generally infect one …

11 Wildflowers 101: Mountain Laurel and Rhododendron

 Wildflowers 101: Mountain Laurel and Rhododendron
  • Author: smokiesinformation.org
  • Published Date: 03/19/2022
  • Review: 2.87 (105 vote)
  • Summary: Some folks have trouble determining the difference between mountain laurel and Catawba rhododendron. The laurel has the smaller leaves and name. The rhododendron has the larger leaves and the larger name . Speaking of leaves, in cold weather rhododendron leaves droop and curl back
  • Matching search results: Many of you have probably been interested in planting mountain laurel and/or rhododendron in your yard. I have had good luck with both plants on my property. They like acidic soil so keeping oak leaves or pine needles under the shrub is helpful. …

12 Rhododendrons – New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

  • Author: nps.gov
  • Published Date: 08/13/2022
  • Review: 2.72 (81 vote)
  • Summary: · Mountain Laurel. The smaller pointed evergreen leaves of mountain laurel, also in the heath family, are often confused with rhododendron. Its 
  • Matching search results: Many of you have probably been interested in planting mountain laurel and/or rhododendron in your yard. I have had good luck with both plants on my property. They like acidic soil so keeping oak leaves or pine needles under the shrub is helpful. …

13 Difference Between Mountain Laurel & Rhododendrons

  • Author: gardenguides.com
  • Published Date: 09/02/2022
  • Review: 2.71 (128 vote)
  • Summary: Mountain laurel is evergreen, with pointed oval leaves, while rhododendron’s leathery round-tipped leaves curl up like cigars in sub-freezing temperatures
  • Matching search results: Many of you have probably been interested in planting mountain laurel and/or rhododendron in your yard. I have had good luck with both plants on my property. They like acidic soil so keeping oak leaves or pine needles under the shrub is helpful. …

14 What is the difference between mountain laurel and rhododendron

  • Author: in4faqs.com
  • Published Date: 07/09/2022
  • Review: 2.53 (129 vote)
  • Summary: Rhododendron shrubs tend to grow wider than mountain laurel, reaching 12 feet across with a height of 15 feet. They form thickets or groves in shady and 
  • Matching search results: When should you plant a laurel hedge? If you’re transferring your laurel hedge from a pot or container into a flower bed, it can be planted at any time of year. However, for the best and fastest results, you should try to plant the hedge around …

15 Look beyond azalea shrubs, consider mountain laurel

  • Author: gazettenet.com
  • Published Date: 11/01/2021
  • Review: 2.59 (121 vote)
  • Summary: · “Mountain laurel is a beautiful native flowering shrub well used as … “It’s easy to tell if a flower has been pollinated — just look for 
  • Matching search results: When should you plant a laurel hedge? If you’re transferring your laurel hedge from a pot or container into a flower bed, it can be planted at any time of year. However, for the best and fastest results, you should try to plant the hedge around …

16 Kalmia latifolia – North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox

  • Author: plants.ces.ncsu.edu
  • Published Date: 07/12/2022
  • Review: 2.46 (108 vote)
  • Summary: Mountain laurel is a broadleaf, evergreen shrub or small tree in the Ericaceae (blueberry) family that is native to eastern North America, where it is found 
  • Matching search results: When should you plant a laurel hedge? If you’re transferring your laurel hedge from a pot or container into a flower bed, it can be planted at any time of year. However, for the best and fastest results, you should try to plant the hedge around …

17 Down To Earth Garden Club

Down To Earth Garden Club
  • Author: downtoearthgardenclub.org
  • Published Date: 10/03/2022
  • Review: 2.25 (196 vote)
  • Summary: · While they are both members of the Ericaceae, each is a different genus. Rhododendrons are of the genus Rhododendron, while mountain laurels 
  • Matching search results: Only about 7 species are assigned to the genus Kalmia. One of them is our native mountain laurel. Mountain laurel is a native of the eastern part of the US, particularly the Appalachian region. It will grow in dry, rocky or poor soil and is more …

18 Difference Between Mountain Laurel & Rhododendrons

  • Author: homeguides.sfgate.com
  • Published Date: 05/16/2022
  • Review: 2.29 (158 vote)
  • Summary: Mountain laurel and rhododendron have a similar appearance, which can make identification difficult. Both plants have green and elliptical-shaped leaves
  • Matching search results: Only about 7 species are assigned to the genus Kalmia. One of them is our native mountain laurel. Mountain laurel is a native of the eastern part of the US, particularly the Appalachian region. It will grow in dry, rocky or poor soil and is more …

19 Mountain Laurel vs Rhododendron | njHiking.com

  • Author: njhiking.com
  • Published Date: 03/26/2022
  • Review: 2 (163 vote)
  • Summary: · Mountain Laurel vs Rhododendron – how to tell them apart, plus suggested hikes. … Mountain laurel and rhododendron add beauty to any hike when 
  • Matching search results: Only about 7 species are assigned to the genus Kalmia. One of them is our native mountain laurel. Mountain laurel is a native of the eastern part of the US, particularly the Appalachian region. It will grow in dry, rocky or poor soil and is more …