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Symphyotrichum novi-belgii

New York aster

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
4-8
3-5'
2-3'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Clumping, Dome
Flower
Perennial

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
July-October
Violet/ pinkish
Fall bloom
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Loam, Sand
Adaptable
Soil Preference
Average to moist, well-drained soils, good air circulation
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Meadows and road sides, shorelines, damp thickets, moist sunny sites
Eastern US, Quebec to South Carolina
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Salt, Black walnut
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Salt, Black walnut
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
Susceptible to mildew if poor circulation
COMPANION PLANTS
Switchgrass,Blue flag iris,Swamp milkweed
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES

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