Shiloh Splash River Birch Tree

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Four-Season Shiloh Splash River Birch Tree

  • Incredible Variegated Foliage
  • Small Green Leaves Splashed with Creamy-White
  • Exfoliating Bark Adds Texture, Color All Year-Long
  • Narrow and Compact Ornamental Tree
  • Perfect in Small Space Gardens
  • Golden-Yellow Fall Color Most Years
  • Can Grow in Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Widely Adaptable Across the United States
  • Works in Rain Gardens
  • Rarely Bothered by Deer

Looking for an easy-care accent or focal point for your diminutive modern lot? Or perhaps you are searching for a fantastic screening plant that works hard all year-long.

Whether you want a single tree, or several to use in an informal group, you'll really get your money's worth with this vibrant selection. Shiloh Splash River Birch Tree(Betula nigra 'Shiloh Splash') has the most amazing variegated leaves, along with the charming exfoliating bark you love.

This exceptional cultivar of a native River Birch tree really takes the visual impact up several levels. Each beautiful leaf is different, and looks like a custom work of art up close.

Splashed here and there with irregular, creamy-white margins, the fine-textured foliage brightens the landscape. You'll love the designer look, especially in partially shaded areas.

As nights grow cooler, the leaves turn a glowing, golden-yellow in most years. Let them light up your football watch parties; and become the perfect backdrop for yearly "Back to School" photos.

Couple this outstanding variegated foliage with the rustic charm of the bark, and Shiloh Splash River Birch looks great no matter what season it is. Study the bark and you'll be fascinated by the shades of cinnamon, salmon-pink, tans and creamy white.

River Birch is both heat tolerant and cold-hardy. This enduring native tree will decorate landscapes across America.

Native trees support many types of song birds, who love them for cover and as a food source. But deer tend to leave River Birch alone.

As you might imagine, these gorgeous, splashy trees are red-hot in popularity. Garden designers are leveraging their chic charm in very high-end designs.

Shiloh Splash River Birch tree is long-lived and grows into a valuable asset. They work in many different styles, from ultra-modern to naturalized Cottage Gardens.

We only have a limited inventory each year. Don't be disappointed, please place your order for Shiloh Splash River Birch tree today. We will run out of this terrific small tree.

How to Use Shiloh Splash River Birch in the Landscape

You might be surprised at the versatility of these lovely trees. A single tree creates a specimen to study in all seasons.

Use three in a charming grouping at a point of transition in your yard. Create a twist, or wide bend in a garden path and place a few chairs under their refreshing shade.

Plant a curving series of these pretty trees along a pond. Site them where you'll be able to enjoy their reflections, as well.

Mix them into a collection of River Birches. Nature Hills is pleased to offer so many eye-catching varieties for sale.

They'll make cunning screening plants, as well. Try a few behind your patio seating, and rest and relax in private style.

Uplight into the canopy with outdoor lighting. Why not extend the value of your plant material into the nighttime hours?

River Birches can tolerate periodically moist soils. Add them to the mesic zone in sculpted Rain Gardens to filter water runoff from roofs and streets.

They partner beautifully with rough-textured Prairie plants like Black-Eyed Susan and Coneflower. Underplant with low shrubs as ground cover while planting, and let them grow up together.

Or, create a very modern look in a streamlined raised bed. Add a single variety of groundcover underneath with an oversized gazing ball as décor. No need to "gild the lily" with this glorious selection.

#ProPlantTips for Care

In all but the warmest zones, Shiloh Splash River Birch can be grown in full sun. In warmer climates, give them part shade during the afternoon hours.

Mulch is important to keep the root system cool. Apply a three-inch layer of pine bark or pine straw, then pull it back from around the trunk.

We recommend a medium amount of supplemental water, if you don't receive rainfall. They can even tolerate occasional wetter soil for short periods, so you can site them in low-lying areas.

Feed with an "Acid Lovers" formula, slow-release fertilizer in spring. Follow application rates on the label.

If you need to correct the canopy, wait to prune until after the leaves come out in spring. This helps you avoid dripping sap.

Decorate your landscape with the enchanting Shiloh Splash River Birch tree. Order yours from the tree experts at Nature Hills today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Shiloh Splash River Birch Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Betula nigra 'Shiloh Splash'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 25 - 30 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green, Creamy-White
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No