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Shumard Oak Trees for Sale Online
The Shumard Oak Tree or Quercus shumardii is one of the faster-growing members of the Oak Family. It looks great as a central focal point in your yard or near your home to provide relief from the summer sun.
About Your Shumard Oak Tree
With an average growth rate of about 2 to 3 feet per year, the Shumard Oak (Quercus shumardii) is on of the fastest growing red oak varieties. When young, this easy to grow tree will grow even faster. It will quickly add shade to your landscape. The Shumard Oak is so much more than just an average shade tree. It's great for the environment as well. They provide food and shelter for wildlife and birds as well. This Oak is native to the United States.
The shiny green, lobed leaves emerge in spring and get the season started. In late summer, the acorns will begin to form and will persist on your tree fall through early winter. The brilliant red and orange fall leaf color will really liven up your landscape.
Shumard Oaks love the full sun and will adapt to any type of soil. Once established, the Shumard oak tree is drought tolerant. Oaks rarely have any issues with pests and disease and the Schumard is salt spray and pollution tolerant.
|Mature Height:||75 to 80 feet|
|Mature Width:||50 to 60 feet|
|Classification:||Broad Leaved deciduous tree, Shade Tree|
|Foliage:||Glossy Green, Reddish fall color.|
|Pruning Season:||No pruning needed.|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Tolerates all soil types and full sun. Will adapt to drier sites once established.|
How to Care for Shumard Oak Tree
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Shumard Oak Tree plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Shumard Oak Tree to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.