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15th February, we are pleased to say that the nursery and gardens are open to visitors. We are also still offering click and collect orders from the website. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please be aware that courier deliveries can be delayed, due to high volumes.

SPIRAEA betulifolia 'Tor Gold'

Commonly known as Birchleaf spiraea

Startling light golden-yellow leaves. A most attractive new spiraea with the added bonus of wonderful autumn foliage

 

  • Deciduous - oblong-elliptic leaves, the margins singly or doubly scalloped, 2-4cm (¾-1½in) long.
  • White
  • Height - 0.5-1m (20-39in)
  • Spread - 0.5-1m (20-39in)
  • Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions. - dense, rounded shrub. Produces flowers in dense corymbs 2.5-9cm (1-3½in) across.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - a good companion for grasses
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - garden origin. Netherlands. 2008. Sport on Tor.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Gold -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 2
    Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
    Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually, after flowering.

    RHS groups 2 & 3
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
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0.5-1m (20-39in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  0.5-1m (20-39in)
 

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