Rhododendron occidentale Western Azalea

  • Rhododendron occidentale,  Western Azalea
  • Plant type
    • Deciduous Shrub
  • Native or non-native
    • Native
  • Sun & shade levels
    • Full Sun
    • Part Shade
  • Soil conditions
    • Dry
    • Some Moisture
    • Moist & Well-Drained
  • Yearly Height, Width
    • 6-12 in., 4-8 in.
  • Ten Year Height, Width
    • 5 ft., 4 ft.
  • Matured Height, Width
    • 8 ft., 6 ft.
 

Used extensively in azalea crosses, this is one of our best native summer bloomers. Fragrant flowers vary from white to pale rose. In Oregon and California, it frequently grows along stream banks in moister soils. Grows to 10 ft. in sun to partial shade. Prefers well drained soils.

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