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Aster divaricatus (White wood aster)

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.75m
Max height
0.75m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Aster divaricatus

Other names

White wood aster, Aster corymbosus, Eurybia divaricata

Genus

Aster Aster

Species

A. divaricatus - A. divaricatus is a clump-forming, rhizomatous, deciduous perennial with wiry, arching, dark purple stems bearing lance-shaped to heart-shaped, mid-green leaves and, from midsummer into autumn, loose corymbs of white flower heads with yellow to red central discs.


Aster divaricatus is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Michaelmas daisy mite , Slugs , Snails Aphids , Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Michaelmas daisy mite , Slugs , Snails

Fusarium wilt , Grey mould , Leaf spot Fusarium wilt , Grey mould , Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Cut back in late autumn.

Propagation

Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in spring or autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Aster divaricatus (White wood aster) will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.75m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Underplanting, Wildflower, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist soil in partial shade. Tolerates full shade and drier conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moisture-retentive, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Great for planting with hostas, astilbes, polemonium and other perennials that are getting ragged by September.

Botanical name

Aster divaricatus

Other names

White wood aster, Aster corymbosus, Eurybia divaricata

Genus

Aster Aster

Species

A. divaricatus - A. divaricatus is a clump-forming, rhizomatous, deciduous perennial with wiry, arching, dark purple stems bearing lance-shaped to heart-shaped, mid-green leaves and, from midsummer into autumn, loose corymbs of white flower heads with yellow to red central discs.

Native to

Eastern North America

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Michaelmas daisy mite , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Fusarium wilt , Grey mould , Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Cut back in late autumn.

Propagation

Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in spring or autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Aster divaricatus (White wood aster) will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.75m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Underplanting, Wildflower, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist soil in partial shade. Tolerates full shade and drier conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moisture-retentive, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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