The Shumard Oak is a drought tolerant and fast growing oak, growing at 14-24″ per year. Prefers well-drained soil. Produces small acorns loved by deer and squirrels.
|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. Our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting. We ship you the same trees we ship to garden centers and nurseries.