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Osage Orange

Maclura pomifera

Osage Orange is a small tree with very hard wood. The fruit has a textured rind, is nearly spherical and is filled with a sticky white sap. In fall, fruits turns a bright yellow-green and have citrus fragrance.

Starhill Forest Arboretum
Noted for hard wood
Disease and flood tolerant
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 Item  Height  Size  Price  Qty
19472 $30.00

More About Maclura pomifera:

Native Americans used the wood of the Osage Orange for bows. The French term, "bois d'arc" referenced this and evolved into the regional term "Ozark".

Gardening Suggestions for Osage Orange:

Key Characteristics:

Average
Songbirds
Midwest Native
Height:
25-40 Feet
Spread:
15-35 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
4 - 8

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Upland Birds and Game
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Exposure
Full Sun
Habit
Deciduous
Attributes
Midwest Native
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Mass Planting
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage