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Southern red oak

Quercus shumardii

Stately tree with rounded canopy and beautiful fall foliage colors. Acorns are a great food source for wildlife.

SMUD Availability:
Yes
Size:
Large
Height:
50-65 ft
Width:
50-60 ft
Water Needs:
Moderate
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Deciduous
Shape:
Round
Fall color:
Orange, Red
Flowers:
No
Growth Rate:
Moderate to Fast
Sunset Zones:
7, 8, 9, 14
Diseases and pests:
Disease resistant. Susceptible to borers, caterpillars, leaf miner and scale
Useful as a street tree? Minimum planting strip width?:
Yes, 6', Yes

Minimum Planting Distances

  • from a building foundation: 15 feet
  • from walks and driveways: 8 feet
  • from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line): 30 feet
  • between trees: 30 feet

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