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Rhododendron occidentale

Classification

Order: Ericales
   Family: Ericaceae
            Genus: Rhododendron
                        Specie: Rhododendron occidentale

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 5 ft (1.5 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained, organically-rich, acidic soil

Features: Bright green leaves turn bronze, scarlet or yellow in autumn; fragrant white or pink flowers

Uses: Autumn color Woodland gardens Shrub borders

Zones: 6?9

Description: This superb but variable deciduous azalea species is found in western USA, from southern Oregon to southern California. In the garden it is a spreading compact bush to about 5?ft (1.5?m). Opening just as the leaves unfold in mid-spring are masses of richl

Growth Habit: Spreading compact habit

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