A Western Azalea Resource Guide

As a companion to the articles by Roger Raiche, Richie Steffen, and Rick Peterson in the April 2010 issue of Pacific Horticulture, we offer the following resource guide to nurseries in the West Coast states that offer the Western azalea (Rhododendron occidentale) or some of its selections and hybrids. Slow to propagate, Western azaleas are rarely plentiful in nurseries, so be sure to contact the nursery before visiting to confirm that there will be Western azaleas available.

Some of the botanical gardens and arboreta from Northern California to Washington may offer Western azaleas at their periodic plant sales; the same is true of the many native plant society chapters throughout Northern California, Oregon, and Washington.

Visit the website of the Lake Wilderness Arboretum  to learn more about the current home of the collections established by Britt Smith and Frank Mossman, and visit www.smith-mossman.net for an extensive photographic library of Western azaleas.

Nursery Sources

Greer Gardens
1280 Goodpasture Island Rd
Eugene, OR 97401
800/548-0111
www.greergardens.com
Retail and mail-order

 

Nothing but Northwest Natives Nursery
306 Wyman Road
Woodland, WA 98674
360/225-6440
www.nothingbutnwnatives.com
Retail, by appointment

 

Sonoma Horticultural Nursery
3970 Azalea Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
707/823-6832
www.sonomahort.com
Retail only

 

Celeri & Son Nursery
20000 Summers Lane
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
707/964-7526
Retail and wholesale

 

Thompson’s Nursery LLC
2874 E Alsea Hwy
Waldport, OR 97394
541/563-3676
www.thompsonsrhododendrons.com

 

Wallace W Hansen’s NW Native Plants
2158 Bower Ct SE
Salem, OR 97317
503/581-2638
www.nwplants.com
Retail and mai- order

 

Whitney Gardens and Nursery
POBox 170
306264 Hwy 101
Brinnon, WA 98320
800/952-2404
www.whitneygardens.com

Web
Extra
‹ Back To Main Article