Calflora
Taxon  Report   7089    
Rhododendron occidentale  (Torr. & A. Gray) A. Gray
Western azalea
Rhododendron occidentale
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Rhododendron occidentale
© 2018 Ken Hickman
Rhododendron occidentale
© 2011 Jean Pawek
Rhododendron occidentale, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

Interactive Distribution Map


Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)



point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations



Bloom Period
Rhododendron occidentale
© 2018 Molly Nilsson
Communities: wetland-riparian

Toxicity: MAJOR

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: streambanks

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Rhododendron occidentale var. occidentale
More information about  Rhododendron occidentale
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (RHOC)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 13, 2018).

The information on this page comes from diverse sources. None of the links are sponsored.