(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)
- 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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