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Re: Schipp Laurel??

Sheep Laurel  (Kalmia angustifolia)?  This has long, narrow leaves 
and fits the description otherwise, except that in this area it 
only grows to about three or four feet.  I've never seen one 6
feet in height.  The pink or rose-colored flowers are like those
of Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia), but are clustered along
the side of the stem instead of in terminal clusters.  It's a 
pretty shrub, but in this area at least, small.  It's probably
called "Sheep" Laurel because it is supposedly poisonous
to sheep, and if they eat it that could be why it is usually
under three feet.  Just a guess.

In a message dated 06/25/2006 8:13:48 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
genebush@otherside.com writes:
Don't know how close this comes....
    Saw a neat shrub with long narrow leaves of deep dark green. Very neat
and tidy , although a bit stiff and a bit artificial in appearance. Told it
was evergreen in this area and the name was *something like* Schipp laurel.
Can not find anything in my Dirrs. Anyone??? Can you tell me the botanical
and/or correct spelling for this shrub. Told it will eventually get about 6
feet in height.

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