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Tree of the Week - October 4, 2005

Beautiful fall foliage of Shumard OakShumard Oak

Quercus shumardii -- Shumard Oak 

Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9 
Height: 50 ft
Spread: 40 ft
Form: rounded 
Type: deciduous tree 
Annual Growth Rate: 12 to 18 inches 

Comments: Shumard Oak is a versatile tree with a growth habit and fall color similar to Pin and Scarlet Oak. It is drought tolerant, and tolerant of urban conditions. Its descending lower branches give it a fullness that enhances its rounded form. The red fall color is striking on its pointed leaves. 

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