Quercus shumardii
Quercus shumardii Quercus shumardii
Quercus shumardii

Quercus shumardii Shumard Oak

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Description

Used as shade trees and in urban environments

Form:
Rounded
Size:
Will grow 40 to 60’ and wide at landscape maturity
Rate:
Fast; 1’ 3.4” per year over a 10 year period
Zone:
5-9
Leaves:
Alternate, simple, obovate to elliptic, 4 to 6” long and 3 to 4” wide, usually with 7 lobes occasionally 9, sinuses cut deeply to midrib, leathery, lustrous dark green above, glabrous except for axillary tufts of hairs below; petiole – 1 ½ to 2 ¼” long.
Bark:
Not showy
Fruit:
Acorns are ovate ¾ to 1” long, short stalked and covered only at the base by a hemispherical-shaped involucral cap. Nut is striated with brown-black lines.
Flowers:
n/a
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