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Maclura pomifera

Common Name(s):
Hedge-apple, Osage-orange
Cultivar(s):
White Shield
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Not recommended except for novelty and poor, infertile sites

Height:
20-40 ft.
Flower:
Nonshowy flowers in mid summer; round 4-6 in. yellow-green to yellow fruit on female trees in fall
Zones:
4-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; wide range of soil types- poor, wet, dry, wind, heat tolerant
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Short trunk; low, rounded, irregular crown; stiff, spiny branches
Width:
20-40 ft.
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Leaf:
2-5 in. alternate, simple leaves; yellow-green to yellow fall color
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 2039

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