Kalmia Mountain Laurel: okay with moist/wet soil conditions?
I've done some Googling of Kalmia Mountain Laurel and read completely conflicting things re: Kalmias and moist/wet soil, read grows in swamp conditions a couple of places and read likes well drained to dry soil on other websites so I'm completely confused.
I have a place with clayish soil that stays pretty moist that I've tried to get rhododendrons to establish via mounding them both had two die, evidently just too wet for rhododendrons. The area is partial sun west facing afternoon sun and good air flow being right at street. I think the problem is in our wet winters where soil is pretty wet (no standing water) whereas in summer the soil isn't wet at all.
So I'm looking for an evergreen to try to replace the dying rhododendron. I was thinking of moving a Kalmia Mountain Laurel I have to this spot (it is too big for where it is), mound it and mix some sand into the soil.