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Coast Rhododendron (Rhododendron macrophyllum)

Pacific rhododendron (Rhododendron macrophyllum) is a broadleaf evergreen shrub with grayish-brown bark. The thick leathery leaves are dark green and whorled at the tip of branches. The bell shaped flowers are light to rose pink and 2 to 4 centimeters long. They are found in large loose clusters at the end of the branches. The fruit is a small brown five part capsule. The CPP four letter code for this species is RHMA.

This species is currently monitored at Redwood National Park.


Download the USA-NPN datasheet for Rhododendron macrophyllum here.

Download the CPP species profile for Rhododendron macrophyllum here.


For additional information about this species, visit these pages:

Rhododendron macrophyllum on the USA-NPN website

Rhododendron macrophyllum on Calflora

Rhododendron macrophyllum on USDA Plants

CPP Parks and Partners