$30.00 – $200.00
Plants are between 12-18″ in height.
Shumard Oak is a native tree to the southeastern United States. Shumard Oak is a type of deciduous southern Red Oak that is wonderful for wildlife and erosion management. It has a nice red fall color and is relatively disease resistant. It makes an excellent reforestation and timber tree and is known to live for centuries under the right conditions. Shumard Oak is drought resistant, yet can be found in nature alongside streams, swamps, and other bodies of water. With this in mind, Shumard Oak make perfect candidates for reforestation programs such as the USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and programs sponsored by the EPA. More planting instruction can also be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun|
|Leaves:||Leaves are simple, alternate, obovate to elliptic, 4 to 6 inches long, 3 to 4 inches wide, usually with 7 lobes, occasionally 9. Leaves are lustrous dark green above and turn a russet-red in the fall.|
|Size:||40 to 60 feet in height with an equal or greater spread. Can reach 100 feet in height or more in nature.|
|Hardiness:||Zone 5-9. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
|Habit:||A pyramidal tree becoming more spreading, much like Scarlet Oak, at maturity.|
|Rate:||Slow to Medium|
|Flowers:||Monoecious, appearing on the old or new growth; staminate catkins pendent, clustered; individual flowers comprising a 4 to 7 lobed calyx which encloses 6 stamens, rarely 6 to 12; pistillate flowers solitary or in few to many-flowered spikes from the axils of the new leaves; individual flowers consisting of a 6 lobed calyx surrounding a 3 celled ovary, the whole partly enclosed in an involucre.|
|Diseases & Insects:||Anthracnose, basal canker, canker, leaf blister, leaf spots, powdery mildew, rust, twig blights, wilt, wood decay, shoe-string root rot, various galls, scales, yellow-necked caterpillar, pin oak sawfly saddleback caterpillar, oak skeletonizer, Asiatic oak weevil, two-lined chestnut borer, flat headed borer, leaf miner, oak lace bug and oak mite; in spite of this inspiring list of pest, Oaks are durable, long-lived trees.|
|Landscape Value:||A majestic and worthwhile tree for large areas, the Shumard Oak contributes various resources beyond aesthetics such as watershed management, recreation, and wildlife management, as well as trees for the improvement of urban environments. Oak is a component of ecological landscaping. Drawing in deer to its acorns and dried leaves, Shumard Oak is great for wild life plots and all quite drought tolerant.|
|Soil Preference:||Requires well-drained soil. Tolerant of most soil types.|
|Care:||Prune in winter and water transplants thoroughly and often.|
|Fertilization:||Fertilize an area three times the canopy spread of the tree 1 to 2 times a year with a 10-10-10 fertilizer. Only fertilize an established tree.|
Terms & Conditions of Sale:
The plants are NOT in storage and are dug fresh on receipt of your order. When your order is received plants are collected as soon as the weather permits, this time-frame is normally within one week. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, We will advise you by phone.
For a quote on larger quantities, please call or email us. We ship via Priority Mail from zip-code 37111.
We do NOT ship West of the Rocky Mountains for retail orders, but we will consider shipping West of the Rocky Mountains for wholesale qualities. Please contact us for wholesale container, bare-root, and balled and burlap inquiries.
Refund Policy: At Boyd Nursery Company we strive to always provide quality plant stock in superb condition. We reserve the right to determine if the plant material was cared for properly after leaving our greenhouses. Over or under watering, exposure to adverse temperature swings and weather conditions, incorrect planting or improper cultural conditions will void any effort of refunding your plant purchase. Full or partial replacement or refund will be at the discretion of Boyd Nursery Company following examination of the plant material in question.
If you have questions prior to purchase or have uncertainties in maintenance and proper methods of care for the plant stock purchased, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately with any questions. By contacting us, we can work to rectify the situation before it becomes irreversible.