Spirea betulifolia 'Tor'

Tor Birchleaf Spirea

Categories: Shrubs

‘Tor’ typically grows 2-3’ tall in a dense, compact, rounded mound. Tiny white flowers in small flattened clusters (corymbs) cover the foliage in late spring. Birch-like, dark green leaves (to 1.5” long) are oval and sharply toothed. 

More About Spirea betulifolia 'Tor'

  • great fall color

Foliage turns quality shades of orange, red and purple in autumn. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. Cultivar name presumably comes from the Gaelic word torr meaning hill or mound, in reference to the plant habit.

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2-4 ft


3-4 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Spirea betulifolia 'Tor' Characteristics


  • Container
  • Hedging
  • Dried Flower
  • Mass Plant
  • Small / Miniature
  • Good for Naturalizing

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Does best in full sun

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Fall

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Tolerates most soils

Fall Color

  • Burgundy
  • Yellow

Flower Color

  • White


  • Spreading
  • Mounding