Rhododendron occidentale 'Crescent City Gold'
Size: 8-12 inch
Growth Habit: twiggy shrub
USDA Zone: 5b
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Comments: A selected form from the Smith-Mossman collections. Found in large thickets in the coast range of Oregon and Northern California, its delicious sweet scent can fill the valleys in spring and summer. The flower clusters are white with a striking golden yellow flair radiating out in the upper petals. Sometimes sold under its observation name: "SM30"