Shumard Oak

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Quercus shumardii

     Excellent Summer-time Shade Tree. Brilliant Autumn color (red, orange) make the Shumard oak a great choice for larger landscapes. Growing to 80' tall with a 50' to 60' spread it forms a stately tree. The four to 8" long leaves are deeply-lobed and have bristles on the tips of some lobes.

      The Crown shape is round to oval. Hardy from zone 5B-9B. Acorns in fall are 1.5 inches in size. Planted on 30' to 40' centers, it will form a closed canopy over a two-lane street in 20 to 25 years with good growing conditions.

A native of the bottomlands of the southeastern United States. Grows well in full sun on a wide variety of soils. Although it prefers moist soils, it will tolerate drier locations.

Photos courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, NC
Ornamental Characteristics
Category Tree
Foliage Type Deciduous, Winter Dormant
Height 50' +
Spread 40' + 
Shape Tree-form
Primary Foliage Color Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Orange-red (Eye-catching)
New Buds  Form Spring
Shade Tree Yes
Specimen Tree Yes
North Carolina  Native Yes
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Preferences Full Sun
Water Preferences Moist (not wet) - Tolerates Drier Conditions