Rhododendron Bloom in Full Shade?
I have a new Northern Starburst (first member of Genesis Series of improved polyploid PJMs) Rhododendron. I have a spot that does not receive any direct sunlight as it sits in front of a 4 ft. brick wall. I also have two alternate locations that receive either morning or evening sun.
I have read that these will bloom in full shade since they do not use energy producing seeds. I have also heard that the Northern Starburst prefers (or is it tolerates?) more sun that most Rhododendrons and that blooms and fall foliage color will suffer in full shade.
Does anyone have experience with rhododendrons generally in full shade or PJMs/Northern Starburst in particular and care to give some advice?