Native Wildlife Shumard OakScientific Name: Quercus shumardii
Best Planted In Zone: 5-9
The Native Wildlife Shumard Oak produces large, 1 1/2 inch acorns that are surrounded by a shallow, enclosing cup and are popular with wildlife. Since their acorns can drop anywhere from October to January, this makes the Shumard Oak a must have for nature lovers and hunters. Biologists recommend at least 60% of oaks on a property be from the red oak section. At maturity, the Shumard Oak can reach a mature height of 100 feet with a 50-60 foot spread. USDA ZONES: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.
Most PlantMeGreen trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery. Packages are typically shipped within 7-10 days from the time of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon confirmation of your PlantMeGreen purchase. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your PlantMeGreen package. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed, if a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order.
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree will need. 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. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, refer to the brochure included in your PlantMeGreen package
The best soil pH range is 5-7.2 (this tree will tolerate a wide range of soils and planting sites/conditions). Little maintenance or care is ever needed. The best location for these oaks are near water lines and/or moist soils. Plant and enjoy!