A beautiful flowering Mountain Laurel bush is not very picky. Humus-rich, well-drained and slightly acidic soil is usually enough for its healthy growth. However, this plant is not well adapted to extreme soil conditions. An important factor for its growth is moist, but well-drained soil. In general, the Mountain Laurel is unpretentious and tolerates drought as well as waterlogging. If you already have rhododendrons in your garden, this flower will not be a problem either.
There are several soil requirements for the Mountain Laurel:
- Humic and sufficiently rich in nutrients;
- Acidic soil;
- pH value: 4.5-5.5
Laurel rose is not compatible with the following places:
- Places of lime growth;
- Places with clay or sandy soils;
To find out the pH value of the soil in your garden, you can buy test strips (from garden centers or pharmacies) and use them. Mountain Laurel does not tolerate calcareous soils.