Quercus shumardii

Shumard Oak

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Rapid growth rate, Pyramidal when young, rounded, oval-rounded when mature
Mature Height - 60-80'
Mature Width - 40-50'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Pendulous yellow-green catkins. Blooms in May
Fruit - Acorn striated with black and brown lines
Leaf - Alternate, 7 (or 9) lobes, dark green
Fall Color - Orange to red
Bark - Gray brown, older stems have onion like sheath
Other Features -
Possible Use - For large area, specimen, buffer strip
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Easily transplanted for an Oak, drought tolerant, urban tolerant. Prefers moist, well-drained soil in full sun, pH adaptable. Zone 5
Native Habitat - Eastern and central USA
Diseases and Insects - Oak wilt will kill tree, mites, root rot, scale, borers, brown felt fungus
Strength - Long lived and desirable
Weakness - Fruit and flowers messy

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