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Glow Girl® Birchleaf Spirea Spiraea betulifolia

(5 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Fall
Mature Size
48" 48"
Height
36 - 48"
Spread
36 - 48"
  • Details

    Features

    An awesome plant for northern landscapes: a gold-leaf version of 'Tor'! Buds with hints of red in them open to white spring flowers. Sunny yellow foliage holds its color well, and the full, compact habit is very attractive. Also, it doesn't burn in the summer and has great fall color. If you're looking for a colorful, hardy plant that will look great all season, this is the variety for you! This extremely hardy and colorful plant is native to North America.

    Awards: KVBC, silver medal

    Foliage Interest
    Fall Interest
    Attracts: 
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 60 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Bright yellow aging to chartreuse
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Landscapes

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Adaptable to most soils. May be trimmed after spring bloom.

    Glow Girl® Spiraea betulifolia 'Tor Gold' Can 5,121
  • 5 Reviews

    • Cannot day enough about this shrub. It is a real standout in the mixed border! We had a tough winter and zero dieback Does well in our hot summers also. Hardiness aside, it’s a lovely plant. Beautiful shape and the color is a real standout — better than any other gold spirea I’ve had. I can’t recommend this plant enough. Truly a star that requires no fussing and a big payoff.

      Andrea Williams
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 16 min ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Cannot day enough about this shrub. It is a real standout in the mixed border! We had a tough winter and zero dieback Does well in our hot summers also. Hardiness aside, it’s a lovely plant. Beautiful shape and the color is a real standout — better than any other gold spirea I’ve had. I can’t recommend this plant enough. Truly a star that requires no fussing and a big payoff.

      Andrea Williams
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 17 min ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Cannot day enough about this shrub. It is a real standout in the mixed border! We had a tough winter and zero dieback Does well in our hot summers also. Hardiness aside, it’s a lovely plant. Beautiful shape and the color is a real standout — better than any other gold spirea I’ve had. I can’t recommend this plant enough. Truly a star that requires no fussing and a big payoff.

      Andrea Williams
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 17 min ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Cannot day enough about this shrub. It is a real standout in the mixed border! We had a tough winter and zero dieback Does well in our hot summers also. Hardiness aside, it’s a lovely plant. Beautiful shape and the color is a real standout — better than any other gold spirea I’ve had. I can’t recommend this plant enough. Truly a star that requires no fussing and a big payoff.

      Andrea Williams
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 18 min ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I bought this in quart size last summer, and it showed promise. Unfortunately, it woke up in the Spring as a stick struggling to bud a single leaf. This happened to a few other shrubs I purchased at the same time, and I've learned that no matter how much I want the plant, I have to wait until a larger size is available. The shrubs in quarts do not survive the winter and, if they do, it takes a whole year to recover and start growing.

      Deca
      , Virginia
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
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