Tor Birchleaf Spirea – – Spiraea betulifolia ‘Tor’
If you are looking for a versatile, hardy, compact, low maintenance, down right pretty shrub then you should consider Tor Birchleaf Spirea to be at or near the top of your list!
This lovely spirea has a compact, mounding habit and really nice grey-green rounded leaves that have a resemblance to birch leaves. In late spring tiny white flowers bloom in clusters that cover the plant. Prune lightly or for shape right after the first bloom to promote additional flowers and to freshen it up. As if all these lovely attributes aren’t enough, Tor Birchleaf Spirea has one more surprise in store for you! In autumn Tor Birchleaf transforms itself into a vibrant and showy mound of stunning fall color! Vivid shades of orange, red and purple will delight your eyes and have your friends and neighbors asking, “What is that beautiful plant?”
Here’s some more dirt on Tor Birchleaf Spirea…
2-3’ Tall x 2-3’ wide
Full sun is preferred but they can handle light shade.
Hardy Zone 3-8
Excellent used as a specimen or in group plantings.
Rock gardens, low hedges, along paths or walkways and foundation plantings .
Thanks to Heidi Brosseau for this blog post!