Quercus shumardii
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Hardiness Zone: 5-9 Height: 12-18 metres; 40-60 feet Spread: 9-12 metres; 30-40 feet Sun: Full sun Water: Dry to medium Fruit: acorn striated with black and brown lines Tolerates: Drought; Dry soil; Air pollution Culture: Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, acidic, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions including wet soils. Noteworthy Characteristics: Shumard oak is a medium sized, deciduous tree of the red oak group, pyramidal in youth but spreading to a broad open crown with age. Shiny, dark green leaves change to late fall color of russet to orange-red. Fruits are acorns which are usually not produced until the tree has reached the age of 25 years. Garden Uses: Shade Tree, Street Tree