Shumard Red Oak Details

Shumard Red Oak

  • Also Known As: Shumard Oak
  • Botanical Name: Quercus shumardii
  • Plant Type: Shade Tree
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Demand: Low
  • Landscape Use: Shade Provider
  • Ornamental Value: Red Fall Color
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Birds
  • Season:
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Rounded
  • Plant Spread: 80'
  • Plant Height: 80'


Outstanding fall color--crimson to red.

Shumard red oaks have large, wide leaves that range from pale to dark green. In the fall, the leaves turn crimson. It has large green acorns that turn solid brown as they mature. Shumards are generally faster growing and larger than Texas red oaks. Once established, the Shumard red oak is extremely drought tolerant.

Tree Care Guide

Shumard Red Oak Photos