Quercus shumardii Oak

Swamp Red Oak

Description: A small to medium sized tree with a narrow to fan-like vase-shaped crown, that later becomes broad and open. Deeply-cut, glossy green leaves have conspicuous tufts of hairs in the vein axils on the undersides; leaves turn red and purple in autumn. Greenish flowers are followed in autumn by acorns.

Quercus Growing Tips: Grow in deep, fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 5m x 4m

Attributes

  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • M Size: Medium
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Autumn colour

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