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Oak (Shumard)

Quercus shumardi
Branches of a Shumard Oak tree with fall leaves

The Shumard Oak, or Quercus shumardi, is an endangered species in the forests of Pennsylvania, as only a few groves exist in Adams and Fulton counties. As an urban or suburban tree, Quercus shumardi is much superior to the similar Pin Oak, as it tolerates high-pH soils and adverse conditions much better. The Shumard Oak's fall color is also more reliable than the Pin Oak with orange, red, and burgundy appearing around the end of October. Size is comparable to most other large Oaks, reaching close to 70 feet with a slightly smaller spread. Pyramidal in youth, the canopy spreads to a broader, more open crown with age.

Table of tree prices
Tree Container SizeStem CaliperPlant HeightPrice
#453-3.5"12-14'sold out
#904-4.5"16-18'sold out