Northern Starburst Rhododendron

Rhododendron 'Northern Starburst' (H-2)

Lush glossy green foliage accents the clusters of intense pinkish purple spring flowers. Foliage darkens to deep mahogany in fall and winter. Similar to 'PJM' but larger and more abundant flowers.
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Full shade, Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Average Size at MaturitySlow grower 3-4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimePurple flowers in spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitCompact, Rounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseHedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Full sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureFall Color, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Provide acidic, well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Shelter from harsh winter winds. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Best with afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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