Shumard oak is an ideal tree for urban landscapes, including both home yards and commercial settings. It's often seen in parking lot islands, since it copes well with air pollution, poor drainage, drought, and compacted soils.
Many gardeners appreciate Shumard oak for its interesting foliage. It features traditional oak-shaped leaves that are dark green throughout most of the year. Then in fall and winter, the 4- to 8-inch leaves turn a brilliant red or red-orange before falling to the ground.
It makes a lovely shade tree, thanks to its broad, open crown that gets more rounded as the tree gets older. Once mature, trees can reach 80 feet tall and have a 50- to 60-foot canopy.
Shumard oak also boasts some of the largest acorns of all oaks, with each acorn reaching up to 1.5 inches wide. Wildlife like squirrels, deer, and turkey love to feed on the acorns, and some people enjoy using them in craft projects and holiday decor. This native tree is found growing across the Eastern United States and is hardy to USDA plant hardiness zones 5-10.
Oak, Shumard - Bare Root (5 plants per unit)
All items must be picked up at that Yuma County Conservation District, 247 N. Clay St., Wray, CO 80758
The YCCD does not guarantee the survival of trees/plants. We take care in supplying healthy quality trees/plants to each customer. Once trees/plants leave the YCCD it is the responsibility of the customer to make sure that they are correctly planted and properly cared for (refer to YCCD website). No refunds once trees/plants leave YCCD property. All orders are final.