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Click for previous Image Image 1 of 3 Spiraea betulifolia Tor Gold GLOW GIRL™ BIRCHLEAF SPIRAEA
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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Brown
  • Proven Winners
Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Scorch - Low Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • White
Growth Habit*
  • Compact Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Light Yellow/Brilliant Yellow
  • Green
  • Copper/Bronze
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Light Yellow
  • Copper/Bronze
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
  • Copper/Bronze
  • Light Yellow
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Bees
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Average
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Well-Drained
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Moist
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Spring Flowering
  • Early Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Summer Flowering
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Spring
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
  • Prefers Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Southern States
  • Border Plant
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Accent Plant
  • Understory Planting
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Mass Planting
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Under Power Lines

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Very easy to grow, adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your tree the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

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Spiraea betulifolia 'Tor Gold'

Buy Glow Girl™ Birchleaf Spiraea online. Glow Girl™ Birchleaf Spiraea is an awesome plant for northern landscapes: a gold-leaf version of 'Tor'! Buds with hings 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!

Mature Height:

3-4 Feet

Mature Spread:

3-5 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Rosaceae · Common Name: Spiraea

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.


Jumbo gallon Potted

SKU: 6770

(4.04 qrts / 3.82 liters)
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Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 8041

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
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2 gallon Potted

SKU: 7746

(1.87 gallons / 7.09 liters)
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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 7380

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
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5 gallon Potted

SKU: 7747

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
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Customer Testimonials

Thank you! I am very impressed with your company, the care and love you have for your plants is obvious, both in the health of the plants I received and in their packaging. The quality is exceptional and exceeds anything I have experienced before now. I am a first-time customer and will definitely be recommending you to everyone I know. Keep up the good work!

Hamilton, OH
November 2016

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