Osage Orange Tree

Osage Orange Tree

Osage Orange Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Maclura pomifera
Hardiness Zones:   4 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun; wide range of soil types - poor, wet, dry, wind, heat tolerant
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Short trunk; low, rounded, irregular crown; stiff, spiny branches
Height:   20 to 40'
Weight:   20 to 40'
Leaf:   2 to 5" alternate, simple leaves; yellow green to yellow fall color
Flower/Fruit:   Nonshowy flowers in mid summer; round 4 to 6" yellow green to yellow fruit on female trees in fall
Comments:    Not recommended except for novelty and poor, infertile sites
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   White Shield