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QUERCUS SHUMARDII

QUERCUS SHUMARDII

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Quercus shumardii
Shumard Red Oak

A large deciduous tree with a broad, spreading form. Bark becomes fissured and gray with age. Dark green leaves are leathery and oval with many pointed lobes. Foliage emerges yellow in spring and turns yellow-red-brown in fall. Inconspicuous female flowers and male catkins yield acorns. Native to eastern North America. Similar to Q. coccinea. Provides habitat and food for numerous animal species.

USDA zones: 5 - 9
Sunset zones: 2 - 10, 14 - 17
Mature size: 40 - 70 feet high and 30 - 40 feet wide
Light needs: full sun
Water needs: moderate to regular water