Rhododendron 'Northern Starburst'
Size: see below
Growth Habit: medium (4 x 4 feet)
USDA Zone: 5a
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Parentage: (tetraploid of PJM)
Color Category: pink
Bloom Time: April, early mid-season
Comments: Large red buds burst open with bright pink flowers. New foliage is a glossy green turning to cinnamon-colored in fall and then to deep purple as winter approaches. Rub the leaves and be treated to a spicy fragrance.