Shiloh Splash Variegated River Birch Tree
Shiloh Splash Variegated River Birch Leaf
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Shiloh Splash Variegated River Birch Tree
Shiloh Splash Variegated River Birch Leaf
Shiloh Splash Variegated River Birch Additional Product Shot 446

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Spacing: 10' to 15'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Shiloh Splash Variegated River Birch
Betula nigra 'Shiloh Splash' PPAF
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With their pretty, papery, tan and peach bark, River Birches are wonderful "winter interest" trees, but here's one that positively glows in summertime, too! Shiloh Splash River Birch features variegated leaves that appear to have been dunked in creamy-white paint. This uncommon and much sought-after new ornamental tree will lighten up your entryway garden, patio area, or any of the beds around your home that could use some zing. Who needs flowers? Foliage can be just as flashy. Take it a step further and plant Shiloh Splash in front of evergreens like Norway Spruce, Canadian Hemlock, or White Pine like the landscape architects do, and watch that foliage really pop!

 

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Spacing: 10' to 15'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
Shipping Spring of 2022

The Story

Once in a while, for no reason at all, a normal green plant will put out one branch that looks different than the rest, called a “sport.”  This is what happened one day in 1999 at John Allen’s Shiloh Nursery in Harmony, North Carolina to a River Birch seedling of his.  Each leaf had a wide, creamy-white margin and just a few brushstrokes of green.  Now, oftentimes these sports are not stable, and the plant eventually goes back to producing green leaves.  Not so for this plant, and Shiloh Splash was born.

The Details

Now here's something you don't see everyday! This River Birch has variegated leaves - green with ivory margins... something to get the neighbors talking - that's for sure! Named after the nursery that discovered it (Shiloh Nursery in North Carolina), this exquisite specimen is pest resistant and easy to grow - leaving you no excuses!

How to Grow

The green color in leaves is chlorophyll—the stuff that allows plants to grow.  Variegated leaves have less green, and therefore less chlorophyll, so variegated plants grow more slowly than all-green ones.  Shiloh Splash grows only half as fast as a regular River Birch and will probably stay smaller, too.  Otherwise, Shiloh Splash is no different than its green brothers—preferring a moist site but making do with a drier one, liking full sun or light shade.  It is rarely troubled by pests or disease of any sort.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 30'
Avg Mature Width 15'
Spacing 10' to 15'
Leaf Color Green/White
Fall Leaf Color Yellow
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Native Yes
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers No
Wet Moist Soils Yes
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: A

Size A

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Size A Trees:

This fun Birch is delivered in our #7 to #8 tree container, easily manageable for one person. This tree is about 5-6' tall when shipped with strong branching and stem vigor. The pot and tree would just barely fit through your front door - you get the idea!

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Shiloh Splash Variegated River Birch Tree
Shiloh Splash Variegated River Birch Leaf
Shiloh Splash Variegated River Birch Additional Product Shot 446