Quercus shumardii (Shumard Oak)
Oak trees are valued for their size, longevity and ability to grow into a statuesque tree. Their size makes them excellent trees to use for providing shade and screening of undesirable views. Municipalities favor oaks for use in parks, public spaces and street trees. The various species offer a wide range of foliage sizes, shapes and fall colors. The acorns they produce provide a valuable food source for wildlife and also vary in size and shape. Most of the oak species offered are very site adaptable and fast growing.
The Shumard Oak is classified in with the Red Oak group so it has red-brown fall color. The Shumard Oak does not produce acorns until it is 25 years old or older. This Oak is a faster grower than most and can tolerate more urban setting which makes it very adaptable.
Growth Rate: Slow, to medium. Form: Pyramidal and spreading open crown when older. Height: 40′ – 60′. Spread: 30′ – 40′. Exposure: Full sun to partial shade.