Shumard Oak

$11.95

Shumard Oak (Quercus shumardii) is a fast-growing tree, cherished for its vibrant foliage and large acorns. Its leaves, with deep sinuses, turn a fiery shade of red in autumn, making it a visual delight. This oak variety is perfect for those seeking a combination of beauty and rapid growth.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 5-9
Soil pH: 5.5-7.0
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 40-60′ tall, 40-60′ wide
Plant Spacing: 40-60′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, rounded
Rootstock: From Seed

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Monoecious
Pollination Mechanisms: Wind
Bloom Time: April-May
Flower Color: Yellow-green

Fruit Characteristics

Nut Size: 0.75-1″
Nut Flavor: Mild, sweet
Nut/Husk Color and Appearance Light brown, enclosed in a shallow cup
Harvest Time: September-October
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in a cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 25-30

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Oak Wilt (Bretziella fagacearum): Moderately Resistant
Anthracnose (Apiognomonia quercina): Moderately Resistant
Armillaria Root Rot (Armillaria mellea): Moderately Resistant
Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe alphitoides): Moderately Resistant
Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar): Moderately Resistant
Oak Leafroller (Archips semiferanus): Moderately Resistant

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, rounded
Foliage Color: Dark green
Fall Color: Reddish-brown
Lifespan: 200-300 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Southeastern United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No