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Cultural Details for Quercus shumardii

Common Name:
Shumard Oak

Growth Rate:
Rapid growth rate, Pyramidal when young, rounded, oval-rounded when mature

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Pendulous yellow-green catkins. Blooms in May

Fruit Details:
Acorn striated with black and brown lines

Fall Color:
Orange to red

Bark Details:
Gray brown, older stems have onion like sheath

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Oak wilt will kill tree, mites, root rot, scale, borers, brown felt fungus

Native Habitat:
Eastern and central USA

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
Easily transplanted for an Oak, drought tolerant, urban tolerant. Prefers moist, well-drained soil in full sun, pH adaptable. Zone 5

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
1350, 1370, 1380

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.