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Rhododendron macrophyllum

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Species Name: Rhododendron macrophyllum
Common Name: Western Rhododendron

Likes acidic soil. Best in shade. Requires moisture. Beautiful native azalea. State parks in coastal northern CA preserve species. Caution: all parts are toxic.

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 10' H
Growth Habit:
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate:
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference:
Water Requirements:
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Deep Rose, Pink
Endangered?: Not Listed
Natural Habitat: Moist coniferous forests of the north Coast


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