Rhododendron occidentale
Rhododendron occidentale

Rhododendron occidentale


Western Azalea

A shrub that grows up to sixteen feet tall and ten feet wide.  The fragrant white and pink flowers bloom in the spring.  This plant is deciduous in the winter. 

Plant with: Wild Ginger (Asarum caudatum), Ceanothus species, Pacific Bleeding Heart (Dicentra formosa), California Coffeeberry (Frangula californica), Alumroot (Heuchera micrantha), Oceanspray(Holodiscus discolor), Tanoak (Notholithocarpus densiflorus), Pines (Pinus species), Oaks (Quercus species), Gooseberries (Ribes species), Fringecups (Tellima grandiflora), and Huckleberry (Vaccinum species)

Plant in part shade

- Best in slow draining woodland soil

- Water once a week

- Water once a month during summer

 - Attracts butterflies

- Hardy up to -10 degrees

- Native to California