GLOW GIRL®

Spirea - Birch Leaf

Spiraea betulifolia

'Tor Gold'

CBR 5121

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White button flowers of Glow Girl Spiraea floating above lime green foliage Rounded Glow Girl Spiraea in river landscape Close up of pink flower buds and rounded lime green foliage of Glow Girl Spiraea
  • Native to North America
  • Award winner
  • Excellent fall color
Description

Glow Girl® birch leaf spirea is the perfect plant for northern landscapes: a gold-leaf version of 'Tor'! Buds with hings of red in them open to white spring flowers. Sunny yellow foliage holds its color well, and the full, compact habit is very attractive. It doesn't burn in the summer and has excellent fall color. Both hardy and heat tolerant.

Awards
KVBC, Silver Medal
USDA Zone
3 - 9 (-40°F/-40°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
3 - 4'
Width
3 - 4'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Yellow
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Adaptable to all soils except very wet sites.

Pruning

Blooms on old wood - prune after flowering if desired.

Uses

Mixed borders; edging; landscaping; wildlife gardens; foundation plantings.

Growing Tips

Heat tolerant through about USDA zone 9, though should be sited with afternoon shade in hotter climates.