western azalea Ericaceae Rhododendron occidentale
Leaf:Alternate, simple, deciduous, elliptical, 2 to 4 inches long, green and smooth above and paler below, entire margins.
Flower:Perfect, showy, trumpet-shaped, white or tinged with pink, 1 to 2 inches long, borne in loose clusters, appearing in early summer.
Fruit:A small brown, 5-parted capsule about 1/2 inch long, borne in clusters.
Twig:New twigs are slender and red- to orange-brown, and finely pubescent; older twigs are gray-brown and smooth; buds are small and have red, imbricate scales.
Bark:Grayish brown and thin, smooth or scaly.
Form:A loosely branched shrub to 10 feet tall.