Shumard oak can be considered the southern counterpart to the Northern Red oak. It’s a huge bottomland tree. The leaves are glossy deep green,deeply lobed, have pointed tips and usually show good red fall color. Among the first of the oaks to change color each year. The smooth bark is striped.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
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