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Shumard Red Oak, Texas Red Oak
Scientific Name: Quercus shumardii Buckl.
Synonym: Quercus texana
Family: Fagaceae
Shumard Red Oak, Texas Red Oak (Quercus  shumardii)
Picture U.S.D.A Forest Service, Courtesy of the Hunt Institute
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 4-9,12,14-17
USDA: 5-9

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Eastern United States from the Canadian border, south to Texas and Florida

Growth Habits: Deciduous large tree, up to 120 feet tall (36 m); trunk up to 80 inches in diameter (2 m), occasionally more; grayish-brown bark with deep furrows; 5 to 9-lobed leaves, dark green on top, lighter underside, 4 to 7 inches long (10-17 cm), red fall color

Watering Needs: Tolerates poorly drained soils

Propagation: Seeds (acorns), difficult by cuttings

Shumard Red Oak, Texas Red Oak (Quercus  shumardii)

Shumard Red Oak, Texas Red Oak (Quercus  shumardii)

Blooming Habits:
Light yellow or greenish flowers.

Fruiting Habits:
The egg-shaped acorns are 0.8 to 1.2 inches long (2-3 cm), in flat thick cup with pubescent scales, solitary or by 2.

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