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Shumard Oak | A Fast Growing Native Tree

The Shumard Oak tree is a large, fast growing red oak. This native shade tree is adored for its outstanding fall color and extreme adaptability. This sturdy tree stands up to all that nature can throw at it from floods and strong winds to snow. It is also salt, pollution, and drought tolerant which is why it is so often used as an urban street tree.
Shumard Oak Tree Alternative Names
Quercus shumardii
Shumard red oak
Spotted oak
Swamp red oak

Shumard Oak Tree Size

This outstanding shade tree can grow up to 80 feet tall and 60 feet wide. The largest Shumard oaks tend to grow in the southern section of its native range. The average size is 40 to 60 feet tall and wide at maturity.

Shumard Oak Tree is Native to the United States
This Oak Tree is recommended for any climate within USDA growing zones 5 to 9. So even if you don’t see your state listed as long as your area is within the recommended growing zones this hardy tree is an excellent option for your landscape.
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida (Northern), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan (Southern), Mississippi, Missouri, New York (Western), North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia
Shumard Oak Tree Key Features
• Fantastic fall color. Red with splashes of green, orange, yellow, and brown

• Fastest growing red oak. This large red oak grows about 2 feet per year.

• Adaptable to any soil. The Shumard oak tolerates acidic, basic, compacted, clay, dry, wet, and even poorly draining soils.

• Resilient and hardy. This tough tree grows in just about any soil and puts up with any weather condition. It is easy to grow and requires no maintenance once established

• Attracts wildlife. This oak tree offers protective shelter and food for squirrels and birds.

Adds to the environment. As a native tree, this Red Oak works with the surrounding ecosystem rather than fighting it. This means less upkeep for you and less chemicals and pollutants in the environment.

Shumard Oak Trees are excellent trees for just about any landscape. These majestic shade trees stand up to elements and are so easy to grow.

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