University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Ornamentals

Shumard Oak (Quercus shumardii)

A tall, vigorous, central leader tree with widespreading branches. Leaves are simple, alternate, to 6 inches long with 7 to 9 sharp pointed lobes. The leaves turn bright red in the fall. The nut or acorn is 1 1/4 inch long, ovoid, with a shallow cup enclosing 1/4 of the acorn.