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Description of Rhododendron 'Northern Starburst'

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

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

compact form of PJM Group (colchicine treated) 

Predominant Flower Color: 


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. 



Bloom Time: 


Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

-25F  (-32C)

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. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 


Briggs Nursery 

Registration Reference: 

ARS 971 

 Note: Bloom time and 10 year height information are approximate and can vary dependent on local climate and soil conditions.
Hardiness temperature is also an approximate guideline.

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