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Spiraea betulifolia 'Tor'

Birch-leafed Spirea
Zone: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Part Shade
Height: Minimum 3 feet , Maximum 4 feet
Width: Minimum 3 feet , Maximum 4 feet
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This small deciduous shrub is easy to grow and has a compact attractive habit. In late spring to early summer its tight mounded foliage is dotted with flat clusters of white flowers. The tiny birch-like leaves are deep green with an almost iridescent sheen framing its bright blooms. In autumn, leaf shades of orange, red and purple add sparkle to the end of the season. Use it as a single specimen mixed among perennials or in drifts to edge shrub beds. The deep green leaves and white flowers on this compact plant create a lovely contrast to taller ornamental grasses, like Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' or to the soft flowing seed heads of Molinia caerulea, purple moor grass.

This small spirea prefers full sun to light or open shade. Plant it in rich moist to well-drained soil, although it will tolerate clay if the drainage is adequate. Provide regular water to this small shrub to keep it looking its best through the summer. A few older stems can be pruned to the ground in the winter every year. Alternatively, cut the entire shrub back to six to eight inches tall every three or four years and allow it to regrow.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:26 PM

Offering many moments of interest such as fresh apple green spring leaves, white flowers, fall color with flowers this tough plant performs well. 3' x 3'

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:26 PM

This Scandanavian selection of our western spirea makes a compact 2-3' mound of iridescent green leaves decorated with a profusion of white flowers in late spring followed by exceptional purple autumn color. Sun/Med

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4 Nurseries Carry This Plant:

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Name City/State Email Phone Prod Type Availability
Blue Heron Farm Corvallis, OR Email now 541-754-4224 Container: 3
Harold M. Miller Landscape Nursery Jefferson, OR Email now 503-399-1599 Container: 2
Hochstein Nursery LLC Cornelius, OR Email now 503-357-5651 Container: 2
Loen Nursery Inc. Woodburn, OR Email now 503-982-6300 Container: 1
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