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Oak - ShumardQuercus shumardii
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
The Shumard Oak is a drought tolerant, deciduous tree that will provide shade and beautiful fall foliage for your yard. It is an ideal tree for urban landscapes since it copes well with air pollution, poor drainage, drought, and compacted soils. It has a medium growth-rate and has a mature height of 60-80 ft. and spread of about 40- 60 ft. Along with the beautiful fall color, the Shumard also produces acorns, attracting wildlife like squirrels, deer, and turkey. It is native to North America and is hardy in Zones 5-9.
USDA ZONES: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
At Plant Me Green we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care. We ship your plants using FedEx Ground® the following business day after you have completed checkout.
We are now offering $15 flat rate shipping for all tree orders! Replacement tree shipping cost will be $15 per box. We still cannot ship to some states and US territories based off the Agricultural Laws that may be in place. Please see below for all exclusions.
SPRING SHIPPING: To mitigate the stress on our plants during transit, we will only be shipping Monday thru Wednesday. If you place an order on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday your order will ship the following Monday. Please take into consideration your transit times before placing an order, using FedEx Ground's delivery estimation chart below.
Trees: Due to strict Agricultural Laws in place, we currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii. We cannot ship to Puerto Rico or international.
How to Plant
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
I was very happy with the 4' Shumard Oak I ordered. It came in good healthy condition. This was a tree I was not able to find locally.
All four Shumard Oaks were very wilted when I opened them. Two have recovered but the other two have not and I will need to ask for a refund. The two trees that survived came from the same box while the two that did not came from the same second box. That leads me to believe that the second box must have been exposed to much more heat than the other, Mark B.
I have ordered over 10 trees from this company and they all came within 2 days of shipping, packaged great, and the trees were very healthy and big. I ordered the #5 Shumard and it was almost 6 ft, full of leaves, and just an overall beautiful healthy tree. I definitely recommend ordering from this company, you want regret it!