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Quercus shumardii/Shumard Oak

Quercus shumardii / Quercus shumardii
Specimen lawn tree
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Specimen lawn tree

Street tree planting


Excellent autumn colored foliage


Autumn colored foliage

A 35 year old tree in spring foliage

Rich red autumn color

Always dependable autumn color

Leaves in early spring

Close-up of early spring foliage

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Scientific Name: Quercus shumardii
Common Name: Shumard Oak
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: over 50 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Autumn Color
Plants that Attract Birds
Comments: One of the very best and largest trees in in area of adaptability. It can excell over 100 feet in height and have a spread of 80 feet or more. Oval in form, has great strength and durability. Excellent large landscape or street tree. Bright red autumn color and is reliable for color in the deep South. Its acorns, every two years, are eaten by wildlife.