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Tor Spirea

Category:

An elegant and versatile garden shrub with tiny white flowers appearing atop a compact, rounded form, fall color is a showy mix of red, yellow and copper; dwarf habit makes it ideal for use in smaller gardens and rock gardens, very low maintenance

Characteristics

Species:
betulifolia
Other Species Names:
Birchleaf Spirea
Average Landscape Height:
3 feet
Average Landscape Width:
4 feet
Genus:
Spiraea
Cultivar:
Tor
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
closed
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Flower Color:
white
Flower Period:
from late spring to early summer
Summer Foliage Color:
forest green
Fall Color:
red
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Tor Spirea features dainty clusters of white flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early summer. It has forest green deciduous foliage. The small oval leaves turn outstanding shades of red, yellow and coppery-bronze in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Tor Spirea is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

Tor Spirea will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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