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Plant Details

Quercus shumardii

Shumard Oak, Shumard’s Oak, Shumard Red Oak, Swamp Red Oak, Spotted Oak

Scientific Name:

Quercus shumardii

Genus:

Quercus

Species Epithet:

shumardii

Common Name:

Shumard Oak, Shumard’s Oak, Shumard Red Oak, Swamp Red Oak, Spotted Oak

Plant Type

Tree

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Fagaceae (Beech Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

72-100 ft., More than 100 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red, Green, Brown

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Moist and fertile soils of bottomlands and lower slopes, also in xeric sites over calcareous rocks (such as limestone). Infrequent to locally fairly common in the NC Piedmont and along brownwater rivers in the Coastal Plain, though mainly along the Roanoke and Cape Fear rivers there. Generally rare or locally uncommon elsewhere in the Coastal Plain (including the Sandhills, if present there). Extremely rare to absent from the western Piedmont westward. Most numerous in the floodplains of the Roanoke and Cape Fear rivers and major tributaries, into the Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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