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Maclura pomifera /Osage Orange

Maclura pomifera  / Maclura pomifera
Large, rough fruit and fikuage
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Large, rough fruit and fikuage


Bark on an old specimen

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Scientific Name: Maclura pomifera
Common Name: Osage Orange
Plant Type: Deciduous
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Green
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: This native tree produces a low, mounding canopy with short trunks and very large fruit in autumn. This is a tree that will grow under adverse conditions. Young tender growth can have small thorns. The trunk as seen in an image above can be quite interesting, especially on old trees.