The Shumard Oak (Quercus shumardii) is a stately tree with beautiful fall colors and great urban adaptability. The oak grows to be 40 to 60 feet in height and prefers full sun. Preferring well-drained soil, the shumard is drought-tolerant and fast growing. The acorns mature and drop in October and November. Deer, wild turkey, squirrels and waterfowl love acorns. Hardiness zones are 5 to 9.
Trees can be ordered as seedlings or super accelerators in quantities of 12 or 24. Trees in 3-gallon containers can only be ordered in packs of 24. Bulk discounts are available - call for pricing. The best time of year to plant your trees varies depending on what zone you are in. However, for most zones the best time to plant is between fall and early spring. Planting your trees in the fall allows the trees to root into ground before the dormant season. When planting trees,the hole needs to be twice as wide as, but not deeper than the rootball. The soil should be level with the top of the rootball.