Shumard Oak Tree
Shumard oak, is a medium sized, deciduous tree of the red oak group.
Pyramidal in youth but spreads to a broad open crown with age. Typically grows at a moderately fast rate to a height of 40-60' (to 100' in the wild). Shiny, dark green leaves (6-8" long) with deep, spiny lobes (usually 7-9 lobes). Fall color appears late, but is often a respectable brownish red. Insignificant flowers in separate male and female catkins appear in early spring as the leaves emerge. Fruits are acorns which are usually not produced until the tree has reached the age of 25 years.
This spectacular large shade tree reaches heights of 40 to 60 feet or more with an equal spread. Its lustrous green foliage in summer turns brilliant red-orange in fall. Its tolerance of diverse growing situations, such as alkaline soils and dry conditions, make this Oak very versatile.
- Light: Full Sun
- Water: Average
- Height: 40-60 feet
- Space: 30-40 feet