Shumard Red Oak
tree, Shumard red oak's natural range is only through
Zone 9, but this beautiful specimen was photographed
growing in the Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm
Beach (Zone 10).
particular as to soil, but needs good drainage.
Water Requirements: Good
Light Requirements: Full
sun to part shade.
Oval 4-7" long and 3-4" wide, and
usually seven lobed with pointed tips. Leathery, glossy
green above, turning bright red before dropping in
catkins to 6" long in spring.
acorn, the basal cup covering 1/3 of the fruit.
Source: Native Florida Plants: Low-Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening