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54.Shumard Oak

Quercus shumardii

 

Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
5 – 9
Height:
40 – 60 with a maximum of 100
Spread:
40 – 60
Habit:
In youth: pyramidal; At maturity: more spreading
Light:
Best in full sun or partial shade
Soil:
Moist, well-drained soil preferable
Flowers:
inconspicuous, hanging catkins
Fruit:
ovate acorn 3/4 – 1 long
Landscape use:
Magnificent shade tree, great for streets, golf courses, and campuses; not suitable for small area
History:
Native range is Kansas to southern Michigan to North Carolina, Florida and Texas; introduced in 1907
Pests\Problems:
None
Significant Features:
Drought tolerant; good russet-red to red fall color

 

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Michael A. Dirr

Dr. Michael A. Dirr is a horticulturist associated with the University of Georgia. Dr. Dirr has published over 300 scientific and popular publications and has authored seven books, including A Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture and Propagation and Uses. It has sold more than 250,000 copies.

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Richard C. Webel is managing director of Innocenti & Webel LLC, a renowned firm that specializes in architecture, landscape architecture and strategic planning. He collaborated on A Landscape of Continuity: The Practice of Innocenti & Webel, published by Harvard University in 1997. In addition to presenting lectures throughout the United States, he has also appeared on CNBC and CNN.