Savings Available!
A branch of the Shiloh Splash River Birch showcasing the green inner leaves and creamy white outer edges
A singular Shiloh Splash River Birch leaf showcasing the green inner leaf and the creamy white outer edges
A branch of the Shiloh Splash River Birch showcasing the green inner leaves and creamy white outer edges
A singular Shiloh Splash River Birch leaf showcasing the green inner leaf and the creamy white outer edges

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Mature Height: 30' tall
  • Mature Width: 15' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 10-15' apart



  • Multi-colored leaves of cream and green that turn golden yellow in fall
  • Signature exfoliating, peaches-and-cream bark provides multi-season interest
  • Stunning specimen and focal point tree tree because of its colorful variegated foliage and peeling bark 
  • Easy to grow - excellent disease and pest resistant
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of size of tree - does not fit in a box.

Shiloh Splash Variegated River Birch

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Betula nigra 'Shiloh Splash'

Regular price Sale price $300.00 Regular Price
Pre-Order & SAVE Now for Spring '23 Delivery
Shipping included
How large is this tree? View the Size Guide.


Qty Savings Applied to All Multiple Tree Orders

Any Trees; Sizes XL and Above

Buy Any
2-5 Trees
Buy Any
6-9 Trees
Buy Any
10+ Trees
Savings of
$25 per tree
Savings of
$50 per tree
Savings of
$75 per tree
Security Icon

Why the Shiloh Splash Variegated River Birch?

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!

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 use in the landscape?

A shining stunner in the landscape, plant Shiloh Splash where the variegated foliage can pop during the growing season, and the bark can steal the show in the off seasons. The best location to plant Shiloh Splash is in front of evergreens where it's uniqueness can really stand out. Other great locations are in island beds around your property or in any area in the landscape that could use color

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees. - Trusted, Experienced Growers - Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise - Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size. ’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 4-9

    Mature Height: 30' tall

    Mature Width: 15' wide

    Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade

    Spacing: 10-15' apart

How To Plant

Shiloh Splash River Birch is easy to grow and you can plant them in any sunny location, just make sure the soil is not dry. Shiloh Splash will brighten your summer days. No major pest or disease problems, plus River Birch is very resistant to bronze birch borer, a major pest of many birch.

How To Water

Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. You cannot over water a River Birch in the summer and remember, your River Birch will be extra thirsty in its first summer. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

Not much pruning work required on the Shiloh Splash River Birch but if you feel so inclined, pruning is best done in summer, as cuts will “bleed” when the sap is flowing. Bleeding doesn’t really harm the tree, but it looks quite distressing.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-9


How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees


Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).


Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:

- Email:

- Phone: 866-873-3888

- Or via Online Chat


Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).

Shield Logo
Protect your growing investment!

Our 3-Year-Tree Guarantee

We stand behind our trees and plants; our goal is your success.