North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Shumard Oak, Quercus shumardii

  • Deciduous
  • Native to: NC Statewide, most common in the Eastern Piedmont and Coastal Plain
  • Hardiness Zone: 5-10
  • Growth Rate: rapid
  • Mature Size: 75’ tall, 40’ spread
  • Moisture Requirements: prefers a moist environment
  • Exposure: full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: adaptable to a wide range
  • Wildlife Benefits: acorns are a very important wildlife food
  • Container Size/Price: 5 gallon, $15

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Photos courtesy of Will Cook