Kalmia latifolia - Mountain Laurel
This shrub is evergreen, leaves are dark green and shiny, and much smaller than that of the Rhododendron. Has numerous small pink flowers in the late spring. Will grow in varied conditions, sun in cooler climates and shade in warmer climates. Soil should be rich and slightly acid, and it will grow well in dry soils.
Sun to Shade, Rich Soil, Spring, 8-12 ft Tall, Zones 5-9