Western Azalea (Occidentale) is generally described as
a perennial shrub.
native to the U.S. (United States)
has its most active growth period in the
spring and summer .
Western Azalea (Occidentale) has
green foliage and
white flowers, with
an abuncance of
conspicuous black fruits or seeds.
The greatest bloom is usually observed in the
with fruit and seed production starting in the
summer and continuing until
not retained year to year.
Western Azalea (Occidentale) has a
moderate life span relative to most other plant species and a
moderate growth rate.
At maturity, the typical
Western Azalea (Occidentale) will reach up to
10 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of
Western Azalea (Occidentale) is usually not commercially available except under contract. It can be propagated by
bare root, container, cuttings, seed.
It has a
rapid ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have
Note that cold stratification is
not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below
none tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.
Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA