Shumard Oak is the preferred deciduous shade tree throughout swaths of urban forest from Texas to Florida. Known for its bold red-oak foliage, noble stature, and the potential for exceptional fall color in regions where color is rare.
Category: Large shade tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 5 to 9
Foliage: Dark green, lustrous
Fall Color: Yellow or orange or red
Bark: Dark gray, ridged and furrowed
Shape: Pyramidal in youth; large oval or rounded with age