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Shumard Oak Tree

Quercus shumardii


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-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- Planting Mix
Shumard Oak Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Shumard Oak Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-9 outdoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

40-60 ft.

Mature Width:

40-60 ft.


Full Sun


40 ft.

Growth Rate:


Botanical Name:

Quercus shumardii

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A Strong, Classic Tree Suitable for Every Yard

Give your family the gift of a long-standing, durable tree. The Shumard Oak tree is a familiar tree in the American landscape. It will live with your family for generations and stay strong in every imaginable condition.

The Shumard Oak is one of the most resilient trees you can plant in your yard. This tree can withstand floods, droughts and extremely strong winds. You'll never need to worry about how the Shumard Oak will hold up in inclement weather. The wood of this tree is so beloved for its strength that it can be found in American homes across the country in furniture, floors and carpentry.

Native to Kansas, but thriving nearly everywhere, the Shumard Oak is perfect for any landscape. The Shumard Oak survives in nearly any soil condition and environment in zones 5-9. From urban landscapes to soggy land by rivers and dry, open pastures, this tree is tolerant and adaptable. If you've tried planting picky trees in frustrating parts of your yard, you'll be happy to find the Shumard Oak can likely thrive there.

This is not a tree you have to constantly bother with. Plant the Shumard Oak on a weekend and enjoy the journey of this tree's growth for the rest of your life. With very little attention and care, your tree will grow 13"-24" each year.

Plant a tree for your family that they'll enjoy for generations. Some Shumard Oaks have been known to live up to 480 years! By planting this tree, you'll be creating a memory for your family for generations to come. Even your great-grandchildren will tell stories about this tree. 

Growing tall and straight, the Shumard Oak is the perfect shade tree. With a handsome, tall trunk and a gorgeous set of leathery green leaves and sturdy branches that form a rounded crown, this tree is a superb shade tree. Your family will make wonderful memories sitting under the shade of your Shumard Oak.

The Shumard Oak is gorgeous in the fall. The leathery, green leaves of the Shumard Oak turn into a red-orange and brown in the autumn. If you live in a Southern state full of evergreens, this tree will make a wonderful contrast to your fall landscape.

Wildlife depend on its acorns. Deer, rabbits, squirrels and other wildlife get a lot of their nutrition from the Shumard Oak's acorns. You'll want to protect your small, young tree from curious visitors, but once your tree grows, you'll enjoy watching all the wildlife the Shumard Oak will attract.

Make your family proud and plant your Shumard Oak today. Having a Shumard Oak in your yard is a staple of strength and timelessness. Whether you live in a huge countryside or a crowded city environment if you want to give your family the gift of a durable, long-standing tree, the Shumard Oak can do the job. Don't hesitate to make a confident statement in your yard today. 

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Planted three Shumard Oak Trees
These trees are taking to their new home quite well.
Got them in two gallon containers. They were four to five feet tall and about 0.75 diameter. Well shaped, good condition. I recommend you make your selection from Fast Growing Trees inventory.
June 13, 2017
10 months ago
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Looking good
For as short a time as I've had it, it seems to be doing well and surviving its transfer to my yard. It is withstanding the daily winds quite well (no houses around us yet).
July 2, 2017
9 months ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Shumard Oak Tree

Shumard Oak Tree Planting Diretions

Planting Instructions: Plant your Red Oak in a spot in your yard that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. Pick a spot that will give this tree plenty of room to grow. Avoid places near powerlines or buildings. You'll want to give this tree at least 50' of space. The more open the space, the wider this tree will grow. The Red Oak prefers soil that has abundant amounts of natural fungi. If you live in poor soil or urban soil conditions, be sure to add a significant amount of compost or manure to your soil. After you plant the tree, tamp down the soil until it is firm. Thoroughly water the base of the tree, so that water penetrates the roots. Spread a good amount of mulch around the base of the tree to retain moisture. You may want to cage in your tree at the beginning of its life as deer and rabbit will eat the young stalks of the tree.


Watering: Water the tree to keep the ground moist. Watering deeply, once a week, should be enough to help your young tree establish roots. Once your tree matures, you only need to water in the dry seasons where you get less than 1 inch per month.


Maintenance: The Red Oak is very easy to care for.  If you notice that your tree is not growing 2ft every year, you can add a general purpose fertilizer once a year.  You will likely see insects on your tree throughout its life, but they are not typically harmful. However, certain types of insects including canker worms and gypsy moths can devastate an unhealthy tree. If you see them, you'll need to treat your tree to protect its life. Otherwise, the Red Oak is susceptible to some diseases, but pruning any diseased branches as it grows will prevent the tree's mortality. An occasional watchful eye and consistent moisture levels is all this tree needs to survive its youth and mature.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Planting this tree in memory of our dog who passed away this week.
Chris G on Jan 7, 2018
A beautiful tree to feed the squirrels and a good view from the front window
William S on Dec 21, 2017
Planting this tree in memory of our dog who passed away this week.
Chris G on Jan 7, 2018
Because it is a strong,long lived, beautiful tree.
Dr. & Mrs Harbi S on Dec 21, 2017
A beautiful tree to feed the squirrels and a good view from the front window
William S on Dec 21, 2017
I wanted a tree to commemorate a strong and determined woman. Felt this one was the most appropriately beautiful to do just that. I live in Texas and know Oaks love it here as well.
Teresa S on Nov 16, 2017
We've heard from numerous experts around our area that this is a hardy, long-lived, virtually trouble free tree for our area.
Dez S on Oct 23, 2017
Fall colors and hardy tree.
Bradley W on Oct 15, 2017
Wife likes the color of the leaves during the fall.
Rodney H on Sep 24, 2017
picked as a tribute to Paul's Father
looking for a shade tree for one side of our driveway. At this point there are no plantings on that side and think this choice would be perfect. Hope it works out & will possibly order another for opposite side.
Barbara H on Aug 9, 2017
Because of its hardness shade and price
Maria C on Aug 2, 2017
because we live in South Texas . I bought the popular and they don't and wont make in this weather. It is very hot in Texas

Please don't recommend to other customer
Donna I. D on Jul 29, 2017
because it lives a long while and the leaves change colors
Raymond D on Jun 17, 2017
I picked these trees because of the shade they will provide our church's congregation in the generations to come.
James S on Mar 15, 2017
recommended by tree expert for shade
Marijo D on Feb 26, 2017
Adding additional fall color and shade to an existing apartment unit . The long term goal is to improve the exterior appearance of the building, attracting renters and increasing the overall value of this unit..
John F on Nov 3, 2016
Because it is a strong,long lived, beautiful tree.
Dr. & Mrs Harbi S on Dec 21, 2017
I wanted a tree to commemorate a strong and determined woman. Felt this one was the most appropriately beautiful to do just that. I live in Texas and know Oaks love it here as well.
Teresa S on Nov 16, 2017
what is the best time of year to plant this tree Spring or Fall?
Maria E on Oct 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Either Spring or Fall.
Is this tree evergreen?
Lynda B on Jul 2, 2017
Does this tree loose it's leaves seasonally?
AUDRY W on Nov 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It does, but very late and it will retain some of the old leaves. Mine turned a nice reddish bronze and a dozen or so are clinging for dear life! The fall winds took the less tenacious!
How fast does the Shumard Oak grow?
Yvette H on Jul 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: My tree had 10 to 12 inches of new growth when it arrived. I read on the web that this is an average amount of growth within one year. Soil and sun and rainfall will impact the average, but not by much. For an oak tree this is considered medium to fast growing. But this average growth applies to trees that are well established, so do not expect a foot of new growth the first year you plant it unless it is early spring and it has not started the new growth yet. Even then it may take a while to get nestled into your soil.
Does it have surface roots? I have a live oak and the roots are a constant trip hazard.
William M on Mar 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I haven’t seen any. I have about 9 of those trees, and we put a bit of chips out about 2’ diameter of the tree for mowing purposes, but I do the mowing and have not seen any roots atop. But maybe the chips hide them from the sun?

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