Shumard's Oak, Shumard's Red Oak Quercus shumardii

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Botanical Name:

Quercus shumardii

Family:

Fagaceae

Genus:

Quercus

Species:

shumardii

Common Name:

Shumard's Oak, Shumard's Red Oak

Height:
100 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5

 

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 -120 days.
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* The Shumard Oak , Quercus shumardii (also known as Spotted Oak, Schneck Oak, Shumard Red Oak, and Swamp Red Oak), is one of the largest of the oak species in the red oak group ( Quercus section Lobatae ). It is closely related to Texas Red Oak ( Quercus buckleyi ), Nuttall's Oak ( Quercus texana ), and Chisos Red Oak ( Quercus gravesii ).
* Shumard Oak is native to the Atlantic Coastal Plain primarily from North Carolina to northern Florida and west to central Texas, it is also found north in the Mississippi River Valley to central Oklahoma, eastern Kansas, Missouri, southern Illinois, Indiana, western and southern Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. It is found locally north to southern Michigan, southern Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the extreme south of Ontario, Canada.
* Shumard Oak is valued for commercial use, as a shade tree, and as a food source for various birds and mammals. It is cultivated at least as far north as Ottawa, Ontario and as far south as Lake Worth, Florida. It is tolerant of wide ranges of pH levels in soil. It is drought-resistant, and prefers partial to full sunlight.
* Record Shumard Oaks have been measured at up to 42 meters (138 ft) tall, with crowns up to 27.5 meters (90 ft) in width.
* Shumard Oak lumber is grouped with other Red Oak lumber for use in flooring, furniture, interior trim, decorative molding, paneling, and cabinetry. more...
Quercus shumardii , the Shumard Oak , Spotted Oak , Schneck Oak , Shumard Red Oak , or Swamp Red Oak , is one of the largest of the oak species in the red oak group ( Quercus section Lobatae ). It is closely related to Texas Red Oak ( Quercus buckleyi ), Nuttall's Oak ( Quercus texana ), and Chisos Red Oak ( Quercus gravesii ).
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Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov