Mountain Laurels

Will Mountain Laurels Grow in South Mississippi?

donnaprince added on May 4, 2015 | Answered

I have purchased two mountain laurels from Tennessee and would like to know how to plant them and if they will grow in my area. We live in South Mississippi.

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Answered on May 5, 2015

When determining whether a plant is appropriate for a certain region we must take into account both the cold tolerance and heat tolerance of the plant. Mountain laurel is designated for USDA plant hardiness zone 5 through 9. South Mississippi is zone 8. So that checks out. And, depending on your location in south mississippi, your AHS heat zone is either 8 or 9. Mountain Laurel's AHS heat zone rating is in the ballpark of 8 or 9 for its threshold. Based on this information, I think they will grow in your area.

This article will give you information to get started with your mountain laurel planting:

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