Quercus schumardii (Shumard Oak)
Native: South-eastern United States.
Location: In the mississippi valley it is used for lumber and considered the most valuable oak.
Height to 30m or more.
Leaves can be distinguished from Quercus rubra and Quercus coccinea by the tufts of pale hairs on the underside; they are 7.5-9cm long, and colour red in the autumn.
Flowers with the lovely yellow new leaves in May, females can be seen in the leaf axils.
Acorns about 2.5cm long.