Quercus shumardii - autumn colour
  • Quercus shumardii
  • Quercus shumardii - autumn colour

Quercus shumardii

£35.00

(Shumard Oak) A vigorous oak native to North America and rare in the UK, Quercus shumardii has deeply lobed leaves that turn glorious shades of red in autumn.

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A vigorous oak native to North America and rare in the UK, Quercus shumardii has deeply lobed leaves that turn glorious shades of red in autumn. When mature and if in a good, warm area Quercus shumardii can produce large acorns, up to 3 cm in diameter although these can take 2 to 3 years to mature.

Quercus shumardii grows to be an excellent specimen tree and suitable for large gardens and woodland areas.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Most well drained, fertile soil. Quercus shumardii grows well in most areas but will produce its most vivid autumn colour in lime free or acidic soils.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow until settled down then vigorous.
  • Habit: Quercus shumardii grows to be a medium sized tree in the UK.
    • Height: 12 - 15 m (40 - 50 ft)
    • Spread: 10 - 12 m (32 - 40 ft)

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Rare and Unusual

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