SelecTree: Tree Detail
SHUMARD RED OAK
Photo Locations: Morris Arboretum - Philadelphia, PA, Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX, The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, LSU Hilltop Arboretum - Baton Rouge, LA, Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA, Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA and Albuquerque BioPark - Rio Grande Botanic Garden
Tolerates acidic and poorly drained soil.
Native to Eastern United States.
Additional Common Names
SHUMARD RED OAK, SHUMARD OAK
Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.
Oval, Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 70 feet.
Width: 40 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity Greater than 150 years.
Leaves Elliptic and Lobed, Medium to Dark Green, Red, Gold, Orange or Multicolored, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Acorn, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter.
Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 10 and 14 - 17.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Wet to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Beetle Leaves, Caterpillars, Insect Galls, Leaf Miner and Scales, Armillaria.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy and Poisonous Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Attracts Birds and Squirrels.
Not Deer Palatable.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Quercus shumardii Tree Record." 1995-2020. Feb 27, 2020.
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