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Rhododendron 'Northern Starburst'

Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Exposure: Part Shade
Height: Maximum 54 feet
Width: Maximum 54 feet
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Similar to 'PJM Compact', but a much stronger-growing plant, with larger and heavier blooms, stems and foliage. This is a four-season performer, beckoning to spring with fat reddish buds bursting into bright pink blooms, followed by new foliage of bright apple green. In fall, foliage changes from green to cinnamon then to deep purple as winter approaches. As a plus, it's very hardy! (PJM, colchicine treated and confirmed to be tetraploid)
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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:26 PM

This outstanding release is the result of years of research on the development of polyploid rhododendrons. 'Northern Starburst' is a tetraploid form of PJM Compact. It has significantly larger flowers of greater substance, thicker and stronger stems, and thicker leaves. The lavender-pink blooms appear early on this dense, compact shrub. Lepidote.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:26 PM

Tho this fine new Briggs'introduction produces its VERY hardy (to -30F) bright lavender-pnk flowers VERY early in the season, it's pretty all winter, as well, with rich, deep-purple foliage. Sun-PSh/Med

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