Shumard Oak

Quercus shumardii

A good tree, a tree that should do well in Keizer.


A lovely dark green during most of the year, Shumard Oak puts on a vivid display of brilliant red to red-orange fall and winter foliage, providing a dramatic landscape statement.During the winter the bare tree provides interesting branching patterns. The 1.5-inchwide acorns are surrounded by a shallow, enclosing cup and are popular with wildlife.


Growing 80 feet tall with a 50 to 60-foot spread, Shumard Oak forms a large, stately tree with a narrow, rather open, rounded canopy, somewhat reminiscent of Red Oak. The crown spreads with age becoming round at maturity. The four to eight-inchlong deciduous leaves are deeply-lobed (more so than Quercus rubra) and have bristles on the tips of some lobes.

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