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Osage orange

Maclura pomifera

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

13m

Max

10m

8m

Min

7m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Osage orange Overview

This is a deciduous tree which grows about 15m tall and 12m wide. It produces dark orange, fissured bark with oval, dark green leaves. It also bears tiny yellow flowers with large wrinkled fruits.

How to propagate Osage orange

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings in summer, by seed in autumn. Root cuttings in late winter.

Seed

Other uses of Osage orange

Grown for its foliage and unusual fruits.