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Quercus shumardii

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
KWER-kus shoo-MARD-ee-eye
Description

Shumard Oak is a native large deciduous tree in the bean family.  It is tolerant of urban conditions like drought, dry soil and air pollution.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fall color#large shade tree#drought tolerant#native tree#low maintenance#air pollution tolerant#NC native#long lifespan#larval host plant#food source fall#food source herbage#coastal FAC#Piedmont Mountains FAC#bird friendly#dry soils tolerant#food source hard mast fruit#mammals#butterfly friendly#problem for horses#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fall color#large shade tree#drought tolerant#native tree#low maintenance#air pollution tolerant#NC native#long lifespan#larval host plant#food source fall#food source herbage#coastal FAC#Piedmont Mountains FAC#bird friendly#dry soils tolerant#food source hard mast fruit#mammals#butterfly friendly#problem for horses#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Quercus
    Species:
    shumardii
    Family:
    Fagaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern Canada, Southeastern U.S.A
    Wildlife Value:
    Larval host plant for butterflies.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 40 ft. 0 in. - 60 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 30 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Tree
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    24-60 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Nut
    Fruit Description:
    Acorn. Displays from September to October.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Insignificant greenish blooms appear in April
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Rain Garden
    Design Feature:
    Shade Tree
    Street Tree
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Pollution
    Urban Conditions
    Wet Soil
    Problems:
    Problem for Horses