SHUMARD OAK

(QUERCUS SHUMARDII)

 

Location: The labeled tree is right of the No. 9 fairway.  Another example is to the left of the No. 6 fairway.

Tree information: Also Called Swamp Red Oak.   More Alkaline Tolerant than other members of the Red Oak group growing occasionally in pH 7.8 to 8.0 soils.  

Size: Can approach 100’.

Growth rate: 1 to 1 1/2 ‘ per year.

Foliage description: Very similar to Q. Rubrum, usually 7 lobes with deep cuts to mid-rib.  Colors well in neutral to acid soils less so in more alkaline locations. Named for Benjamin Franklin Shumard (the state geologist of Texas in the 1860’s)


 
USDA hardiness zone: 5 to 9

Provenance: Schictel’s Nursery.  Planted in 1996.