Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- 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
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A Strong, Classic Tree Suitable for Every Yard
Why Shumard Oak Trees?
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 to 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.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
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, it makes a statement.
But the best part is that we've planted, grown and nurtured each Shumard with absolute care, so you reap the rewards of our hard work in your own landscape. We deliver a better-developed, healthier tree, right to your door.
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Customer Reviews & Photos
Oak tree is doing well
Beautiful, but root bound
I bought two of the X-large trees, both were root bound, but one to a degree that I have never seen before. Even after soaking and removing the soil, what was left was a series of concentric rings of root, so solid they could not be unwound. I found a few trailing roots, pruned back most of the foliage, and planted them. I am being extra careful to ensure that they get water regularly, and so far, so good. The trees are beautiful, and have put out a lot of new foliage. Hopefully, it is not too much for the coiled roots, but we shall see. If necessary, I will cut the foliage back again, when the heat of summer becomes too great.
Purchased 2 oaks and they came in healthy. Can't wait for them to grow!
Recieved 2 Shumard Oak trees last year, have been watching them this spring, they are looking beautiful now. Am considering gettingmore.
The tree was packed really well during shipping. It has baby leaves now.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: 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.
Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the tree's root ball. 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.
2. 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 of rainfall each month.
3. Fertilizing: If you notice that your tree is not growing 2 feet every year, you can add a general purpose fertilizer once a year.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$99.00 +||FREE SHIPPING with code JAN99!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|