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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
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  • 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 -
Spiraea - Growing Guide
0.5-1m (20-39in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  0.5-1m (20-39in)

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