Shumard Oak (Quercus shumardii)

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Description

Type: Deciduous tree

Family: Fagaceae

Height:40-60 feet

Spread: 30-30 feet

Native Range: Southeastern US, nearly statewide in Missouri

Ideal Site Requirements:

Soil: average, acidic, well-drained

Water: dry to mediuim

Sunlight needs: full sun

Tolerates: drought, dry soil, air pollution

Landscape use: shade tree, street tree, rain garden

Brief Description: Red oak group, broad open crown when mature, moderately fast growing, tolerates a wide range of soil conditions.

Wildlife Benefits: Acorns are a source of food for wildlife.

Possible Problems: Generally a durable and long-lived tree, but is susceptible to a large number of potential diseases and insect pests, including anthracnose, canker, leaf spot, rust, blight, galls, caterpillars, borers, leaf miners, oak lace bug and oak mite. Chlorosis (yellowing of the leaves while the veins remain green) often occurs when soils are not properly acidic. Can be difficult to transplant and establish.

Stand out Features: Grows well in a variety of conditions and can have respectable fall color.

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Additional information

Common Name

shumard oak

Scientific Name

Quercus shumardii

Native Range

Southeastern United States

Zone

5 to 9

Height

40.00 to 60.00 feet

Spread

30.00 to 40.00 feet

Bloom Time

April

Bloom Description

Greenish

Sun

Full sun

Water

Dry to medium

Maintenance

Low

Suggested Use

Shade Tree, Street Tree, Rain Garden

Flower

Insignificant

Tolerate

Drought, Dry Soil, Air Pollution

Leaf

Good Fall