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Glow Girl® Birchleaf Spirea Spiraea betulifolia

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 36 - 48 Inches
Proven Winners® Shrubs
Glow Girl® Birchleaf Spirea Spiraea betulifolia
Part Sun to Sun 36 - 48

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

Duration: 
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
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
  • 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.

    Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    Deca
    Round Hill
    Virginia
    United States
    47 min ago
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