Alpine Laurel (Microphylla) is generally described as
a perennial subshrub or shrub.
native to the U.S. (United States)
has its most active growth period in the
spring and summer .
Alpine Laurel (Microphylla) has
dark green foliage and
purple flowers, with
a smattering of
conspicuous brown fruits or seeds.
The greatest bloom is usually observed in the
with fruit and seed production starting in the
summer and continuing until
retained year to year.
Alpine Laurel (Microphylla) has a
long life span relative to most other plant species and a
slow growth rate.
At maturity, the typical
Alpine Laurel (Microphylla) will reach up to
1 foot high, with a maximum height at 20 years of
Alpine Laurel (Microphylla) is usually not commercially available except under contract. It can be propagated by
bare root, container, cuttings, seed.
It has a
slow ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have
Note that cold stratification is
not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below
low tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.
Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA