Spirea - 'Tor'
A compact moundof dark green birch-like leaves,tiny white late-spring flowers and orange/purple fall colours
Tor Spirea in bloom
Tor Spirea in bloom
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Botanical (latin) name: Spiaea betufolia 'Tor'
Zone 3
Height 2ft (0.6m) Spread 2ft (0.6m)
Summer Needles - Greyish green Fall leaf colour - orange/red
Fruit - not significant Bark - brown smooth
Blossoms - copious white Fragrance - None
Habit - Dwarf round Placement - full sun, moist well drained soils
Why would you want this shrub? Perfect low growing border, front row shrub

The Tor Spirea is an elegant and versatile garden shrub with tiny white flowers appearing atop a compact, rounded form. It has grayish green foliage throughout the season that turns into a showy mix of red, yellow and copper in the fall. The dwarf habit makes it ideal for use in smaller gardens and rock gardens, very low maintenance

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Like all spireas, it is a good choice for attracting butterflies, but is not particularly attractive to deer.

The Tor Spirea will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. 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 tolerant of urban pollution.


Fall Colour
Fall Colour

Price last updated on Feb 07, 2014 Listing of Accent_Plants

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