Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 40-60 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 40-60 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Quercus shumardii
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA, FL, LA, OR
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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Customer Reviews & Photos
Eighty nine dollars plus oversized shipping might be a little high for these but hopefully will pay off in the long run.
4 trees arrived in this fall in individual planters two trees per box. Ordered 6 to 7 foot trees. They probably were that but only as big around as my thumb. Main leader was cut off to make it fit in their boxes. Not much by the way of branches. Will use as a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree this year. Hopefully will develop roots this fall and start growing next spring.
These are hardy and arrived in good health
These took to the soil like a duck to water and are doing just fine even in our current drought. I water them every other day and they never even hinted at wilting or being stressed.
Fantastic packaging for shipment. Great information on site preparation before trees arrived. easy to just pop in the hole cover root ball water in. VaVaVaVOOM!!!
First time buyer not so happy.
I received the Shumard Oak fully leafed out 5 weeks before leaf-out in New Hampshire where I live. The leaves were loaded with scale. The leaf tips proceeded to brown and curl. I sent the company an Email and I received a prompt reply. I was told that I would be returned a small refund of $20.00 and that Neem oil would probably take care of the problem. It did but the Neem oil cost me $20.00. I moved the tree in and out of the house each night and day until leaf-out. This all caused me unnecessary trouble but the tree is now happily planted.
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).
Planting & Care
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.
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