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More Information: Rhododendron 'Northern Starburst'

R. 'Northern Starburst' 
Photo: Sally and John Perkins

Predominant Flower Color:  Purple

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower broadly funnel-shaped, frilly edges, 2" across, heavily textured, purple, fading inside to light purple center. Dome-shaped trusses hold 4-5 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves elliptic, slightly down-curved margins, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 2" to 2" long, dark grayish reddish-brown in late winter, retained 1-2 years. Dense growth habit.

Height:  3  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  -25F  ( -32C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   compact form of PJM Group (colchicine treated)

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  L

Hybridizer:  Briggs Nursery

Registration Reference:  ARS 971

Note: Bloom time and 10 year height information are approximate and can vary dependent on weather and growing conditions.
Cold hardiness temperature is also an approximate value.

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