Common Name: Mountain laurel
This bushy eastern native shrub, which is grown for its showy flowers, is best suited in an informal border or woodland setting. Leaves are oval, dark green, glossy, to 5 inches long. Pink cup-shaped flowers are held in large corymbs 3 to 4 inches across open from May to June. Other flower colors may range from red to white too. Loves moist, acid soil as do other members of the Ericaceae family. ‘Tiddlywinks’ has a medium to a rich pink bud and flowers to a soft or light pink. Its much like the cultivar ‘Elf’ in growth rate but with a broad multiple-branching habit and deeper-colored flowers.