Quercus shumardii Shumard Oak

The Shumard Oak is in the group of Red Oaks, in fact it is one of the best choices from this group as a landscape tree in Texas. As with many Oaks this one hybridizes freely and some taxonomists lump it together with Quercus texana. This deciduous Oak has a broad columnar growth habit with a smooth grey bark. The leaves are a dark, glossy green, are deeply lobed, and turn a yellow-red color in autumn. The Shumard Oak is a Texas Native and has a tolerance to drought, salt, and limestone soils. Fairly fast growing, the Shumard Oak reaches up to 70 feet tall and 40 foot in width.

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