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Solidago fistulosa (Pine barren goldenrod)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Solidago fistulosa

Other names

Pine barren goldenrod

Genus

Solidago Solidago

Species

S. fistulosa - S. fistulosa is an erect, deciduous perennial with hairy stems bearing stem-clasping, elliptic to lance-shaped, sparsely-toothed, grey-green leaves and dense, conical panicles of golden-yellow flowers from late summer into autumn.


Solidago fistulosa is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect

Flower

Golden-yellow in Summer; Golden-yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Remove spent flower stems to prevent self-seeding.

Propagation

Tends to self-seed readily.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Solidago fistulosa (Pine barren goldenrod) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Prairie planting, Waterside, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moist or moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil in full sun. Tolerates light shade and slightly alkaline soil. Spreads by rhizomes. Naturally occurs in freshwater or brackish swamps. Does not tolerates extended periods of drought.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Solidago fistulosa

Other names

Pine barren goldenrod

Genus

Solidago Solidago

Species

S. fistulosa - S. fistulosa is an erect, deciduous perennial with hairy stems bearing stem-clasping, elliptic to lance-shaped, sparsely-toothed, grey-green leaves and dense, conical panicles of golden-yellow flowers from late summer into autumn.

Native to

Eastern United States, Southeastern United States

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect


Colour

Flower

Golden-yellow in Summer; Golden-yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Remove spent flower stems to prevent self-seeding.

Propagation

Tends to self-seed readily.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Solidago fistulosa (Pine barren goldenrod) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Prairie planting, Waterside, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moist or moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil in full sun. Tolerates light shade and slightly alkaline soil. Spreads by rhizomes. Naturally occurs in freshwater or brackish swamps. Does not tolerates extended periods of drought.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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