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Shumard oak

Quercus shumardii

Easy to Maintain Fall Colors Valuable to wildlife

Characteristics:
Medium-large oak, broad, open crown with good fall color and a lightly buttressed trunk.

Growing Conditions:
Prefers moist soils, thrives in areas with poor drainage, but also has good drought tolerance. Moderate growth rate.

Uses:
Excellent shade tree, good source of food for wildlife.

Height:
50' at maturity

Width:
40' at maturity

Shape:
Upright spreading, open broadly oval

Flowers:
Inconspicuous, tiny, yellow flowers in 2-3

Leaves:
Alternate, simple leaves 6-8

Bark:
Thick, dark and deeply furrowed, with lighter colored, scaly ridges.

One of the largest of the red oaks native to the Southern U.S.