Quercus shumardii

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Shumard Oak

Plant Specifics

Size:To 80 ft tall by To 80 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Deciduous. Red fall color. Blooms early spring (inconspicuous). Acorns ripen second fall. Life span 100_ years (Nelson 2003).
Habitats:Wet calcareous hammocks, wetland edges and floodplains. Sometimes in bluff microsites.


Recommended Uses:Shade tree. Relatively conical or oval in form. Straight trunk. 
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Sand



Acorns used by mammals and birds.

Larval host for the white-m hairstreak and Horace's duskywing.