Rhododendrons grow like weeds in NW Washington State - yards are filled with them - there are hedges of them - and gigantic old bushes. Plus they grow wild in the woods too. I've seen some Rhododendrons that are at least 20 feet tall and just as wide - you could make a good hide-away inside.
A hedge of Rhododendrons at Lake Paden City Park
A front yard with Rhododendrons and Azaleas
At the entrance to Broadway City Park
The variety of colors is absolutely amazing!!!
This is the most common color - I imagine that this was what was mainly available before they started producing Rhododendrons in the many colors. I like how this one has been trained up into a tree shape.
I'd never seen a yellow Rhododendron before - but this one obviously has been here a while, since it is so big.
I love all the pinks!
And the lavenders
We discovered this unusual one in the The Big Rock Garden City Park - since then I've seen several others like it - but this was the first time I'd seen it.
Pale, pale pinks
I love the freckles on this one.
This one is about 15 feet tall and is in my neighbor's yard - right next to where we park our car - so we get to see it all the time.
I hope you enjoyed the Rhododendron tour.
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