Oaks (Willow, Shumard, overcup)
Large stately trees, oaks are excellent shade and provide habitat for birds and other wildlife
- The leaves on the willow oak are reminiscent of the namesake, a willow tree
- They can reach up to 120ft tall, but typically grow to around 75 ft tall
- One of the fastest growing of the Oaks
- Their medium green leaves turn beautiful orange, yellow and brown colors in the fall
- They tolerate poor soil and have moderate water needs
- The Shumard Oak is a handsome tree with beautiful red to orange fall color and has great urban adaptability.
- The Shumard is both drought tolerant and fast growing.
- Prefers soil that drains well.
- The Shumard produces small acorns loved by both deer and squirrels.
- Shumards grow to 40 - 60 feet tall and wide, providing wonderful shade from the hot Georgia summer sun.
- The Overcup is an important tree in difficult urban landscaping situations with uniform branching forming a rounded shape with an open crown
- The Overcup Oak has brilliant reddish or gray brown bark and displays leathery dark green leaves in summer
- Fall color is a rich yellow-brown
- The Overcup is easy to transplant and tolerates most soil conditions and partial shade to full sun
- It grows 45 -70 feet tall with a 45' spread.