Rhododendron ‘Weston’s Sparkler’
A fine example of the type of plant suitable for the Cary Award.
In addition to being a beautiful plant, it is durable, hardy to zone
4, and pest and disease resistant. Its rich pink flowers, with elegantly
ruffled petals, open in early July and perfume the air with a spicy
The deciduous leaves have blue green cast in summer
and take on lovely burgundy hues in the fall before dropping. When
grown in full sun or partial shade ‘Weston’s Sparkler’ has
the potential to reach 12’ tall.
This cultivar, which was selected
by the late Ed Mezitt of Weston Nurseries, was named a Proven Performer
by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society.
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