Shumard Oak (Quercus shumardii)

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Common names:
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Botanical names:
Quercus shumardii Accepted
Quercus shumardii var. shumardii Synonym
Quercus shumardii var. stenocarpa Synonym
Quercus shumardii var. schneckii Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 80 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Flower Color: Brown
Other: Brownish 6-inch catkins
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Shade Tree
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Not suitable for containers

young planted tree

Photo gallery:
Location: Oak Collection at Morton Arboretum in Lisle, ILDate: 2015-06-19young planted tree
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Location: Oak Collection at Morton Arboretum in Lisle, ILDate: 2015-06-19summer leaves
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Location: Fort Worth Botanic, Tx.Date: 2017-11-18
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Location: Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia, PADate: 2016-06-15two mature trees
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Location: Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia, PADate: 2016-06-15mature trunk
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Location: Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia, PADate: 2016-06-15full-grown trunk
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Location: Fort Worth Botanic, Tx.Date: 2017-11-18
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Location: Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia, PADate: 2016-06-15mature tree
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Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 10, 2017 9:02 PM

The Shumard Oak is mostly of the southern US that ranges straight north to southern Michigan. It is very similar to the Scarlet and Northern Red Oaks. Its leaves get to 8 inches long x 5 inches wide and has 7 to 9 lobes with the middle pair in the middle of the leaf being the largest and longest by far and develop good red fall color. Acorns get to 1.3 inches long with a shallow, saucer-like scaly cup. It grows in the wild in both bottomlands, along watercourses, swamps, and in upland sites. It grows about 1 to 1.5 feet/year and lives about 200 to 300 years. It will grow in alkaline soils up to pH of 8.0. I've only seen it at the Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia and at Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL. There are a few large, diverse nurseries in the North that offer it.

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