Shumardi Oak Tree

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Shumardi Oak Tree

Shumardi oak tree, or Quercus shumardii, is an impressive tree that can reach a mature height of 80 feet. It is a lovely landscape tree that can even thrive when planted in urban areas. It is highly adaptable to its environment, and no problems are planting it near structures or streets, because of the roots form a shallow system. This oak is a relatively fast-growing tree that is low maintenance, and ideal for many areas, including those with colder climates. Due to the width of the crown, the Shumardi oak makes an excellent shade tree. In the fall it also adds color since the leaves turn from green into vibrant red and orange fall colors. Instead of flowers, this oak tree bears acorns which also provide many small animals and birds with a source of food. The Shumardi oak tree thrives in a variety of soil types, such as moist, sandy or clay. This particular kind of oak tree is also tolerant of harsh conditions like drought and wind. One of the only requirements to take into consideration when planting a Shumardi oak tree is that it needs full sun exposure. The Shumardi Oak tree has simple green leaves that alternate from 4 to 8 inches long and turn reddish yellow-brown in the fall. It is a good street tree that provides moderate shade. The Shumardi Oak tree is a native habitat for butterflies. It grows best in zones 5 to 9. The Shumardi Oak likes full to partial sun. It does well in a variety of soil types, including sand, clay and moist soil. The Shumardi Oak tree grows to heights of 40 to 60 feet with a full spread in old age. It is a hardy tree that withstands drought and wind. The scientific name for the Shumardi Oak tree is Quercus Schumardii.

Zones: 5 - 9
Mature Height: 60 - 80 ft.
Width: 40 - 50 ft.
Shape: Rounded Shape
Growth: Medium to fast
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Moist, well-drained soil
Botanical name: Quercus shumardii

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