Spirea - Birch Leaf

Spiraea betulifolia

'Tor Gold'

CBR 5121

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  • Native to North America
  • Award winner
  • Excellent fall color

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)

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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.