A close relative to the Shumard Oak, this tree is commonly known as the Texas red oak. It thrives in the Central and North Texas regions, where the soils range from slightly acidic to alkaline. The Texas red oak is generally smaller, multi-trunked, and more drought tolerant than the shumard. Its leaves will turn a vibrant red and orangish color in the fall before shedding. They have been known to reach a height of 75 feet, but generally grow around 30 to 50 feet, with a canopy stretching 60 feet wide. This moderately fast growing tree will soon become a fantastic shade tree for your North Texas residence, growing at a rate of about 1.5 to 2.5 feet a year.