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Aster divaricatus

Wood Aster

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite, brown-yellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Aster divaricatus (Wood Aster). This species is a clump forming evergreen shrub, the leaves are medium green and ovate-lance-shaped. The flowers are produced in corymbs of white, brown-yellow blooms in the summer. It can grow to a height and spread of 60cm.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub

Origin

E. N America

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilFertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.5
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in moist moderately fertile soil, with partial shade.

Propagation

You will need to sow the seeds in a cold frame in the spring or the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for aphids, slugs, snails and grey mould.

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