250 in stock
Spring 2023 Shipping Season
Plant Zones 9-8: Late January-February
Plant Zones 8-7: February-March
Plant Zones 6-5: April– early May
For more information see the Ordering & Shipping section below.
The Shumard Oak is a drought-tolerant and fast-growing oak, growing at 14-24″ per year. Prefers well-drained soil. Produces very large acorns loved by deer and squirrels. Cold hardy to USDA plant zones 5-9. New trees can produce fruit in 20+ years depending on care and climate. The success of new trees is heavily dependent on the care received during and after planting.
|Height||40' - 60'|
|Spread||40' - 60'|
|Tree Form||Central Leader|
|USDA Zone||5 - 9|
|Blooms||Brown or greenish catkins in Spring|
|Drops Nuts||October - November|
|Soil||Grows in alkaline, acidic, loamy and well-drained soils.|
|Soil pH||5.5 - 7.0|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Suggested Pollinators||White Oak, Swamp Chestnut Oak, Sawtooth Oak|
|Spacing||30' - 50'|
|Pruning||Oaks require minimal pruning. In early years, light pruning may be used to establish a strong central leader structure.|
|Fertilization||Do not fertilize at planting. Once the trees are established, fertilize in early spring (Mar-April) as growth begins. Do not fertilize in the fall, which could promote late season tender growth that can be damaged by early frosts.|
|Watering||Newly planted trees should be watered regularly. This is the most critical step in the establishment of your new trees. Please see the Watering section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.|
At Chestnut Hill Outdoors, we’ve been shipping mail order trees for over 30 years. We’re experts at delivering healthy trees to your doorstep. All of our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting.
In Spring we ship bare-root, dormant trees. All plants are dipped in a root gel before shipping and wrapped in plastic to retain moisture.
Spring: All trees are shipped bare-root.
Fall: All trees are shipped in containers.
Size shipped: 8 – 24 inches
For more information, visit our Ordering & Shipping Page.