PLANT BASE

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Blue wood aster

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-8
2-5'
1.5-2'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Clumping
Flower
Perennial

Broad-leaved Aster, Common Blue Wood Aster, Heartleaf Aster

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
August-September
Violet/ pinkish
Fall bloom
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam, Sand
Adaptable
Soil Preference
Well-drained, moist
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Open woods, clearings, stream banks, disturbed urban sites, thickets, roadsides
Eastern half of the U.S.
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Black walnut, Erosion, Clay soil
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Black walnut, Erosion, Clay soil
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Blue mist flower,Oxeye sunflower,Zig-zag goldenrod,Arkansas blue star
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES

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