Spiraea Tor Gold is a wonderfully chameleon-like, deciduous shrub, which forms a compact, rounded mound of foliage, making it attractive in a border and also easy to manage in a container ornamenting a terrrace.
A variety of Birchleaf Spiraea, the foliage, comprising rather fine, delicate leaves, starts the spring as orange/red shoots, which unfurl a golden yellow colour as they mature. Late spring sees a profusion of pretty white flowers in clusters, and then the foliage develops a more yellow/green tone, which is unusual in not being singed by the sun. By autumn, the leaves turn a lovely purple.
In summary, this hardy, delicately pretty shrub, adds a light touch!
Pot Size: 2L
Common Name: Birchleaf Spiraea
Height and Spread: 70cm x 50cm (after 5yrs)
Preferred Soil Type: Well drained or moist but well drained
Aspect: Full sun/partial shade
Position: Any, except south facing