Shumard Red Oak (Quercus shumardii)


Shumard Oak

Quercus shumardii

  • Fast growing yet hardy, stable tree
  • Wide spreading canopy sits atop a large trunk
  • Rich green leaves turn a deep scarlet in the fall
  • Popular shade provider that's drought tolerant

The Shumard Red Oak or Shumard Oak, botanical name Quercus shumardii, is an attractive, large-sized shade tree that’s a popular addition to landscapes throughout the Houston area. It is easy to see why this Texas native is such an excellent choice in many yards. After all, its foliage changes with the seasons, featuring bright yellow leaves in the spring, dark green leaves in the summer and yellow to red leaves in the autumn! Since it is a deciduous tree, it allows the sun to add heat to your home in the winter and grows its thick foliage back just in time for the summer, to help block out the hot sun and cool off rooms when properly planted around your house!

A fast-growing tree, Shumard Oak is an adaptable oak sprouting a large canopy that attracts butterflies, birds, and small wildlife, while providing a generous amount of shade, so feel free to hang out in the shade and watch the lively scene of birds and butterflies! It is a drought tolerant tree that requires low to moderate water use once established and is also able to tolerate a broad range of soils. An excellent choice for a variety of Houston landscapes, we love to plant them as a privacy hedge, and if your property is near a busy street, you will love that they work great as an effective noise blocker!

Buy as big as you can if you are looking to add an instant shade tree or privacy tree to your landscape. Big Tex Tree Nurseries is the largest box tree grower in the United States, so if you are looking for bigger trees, you will find them at Big Tex! We custom grow our trees so we can assure their superior quality!

Shumard is a hardy oak tree that can survive cold winters, will make a dramatic fall statement and bring much-needed shade in the summer! Our professional planting and delivery service will get any size order planted into your landscape. Relax and let us do the work!


Beautiful Red Fall Color

A great landscape tree!

Easy to grow