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Osage Orange

Maclura pomifera


A medium-sized tree to 40 feet tall and a short trunk up to 3 feet in diameter, with many crooked, interweaving, thorny branches that form a dense, spreading crown. Scattered as native in moist soil, flood plain, and valley forests. Widely planted for hedges, fences, shelterbelts, windbreaks, ornament, and shade tree.

Interesting Facts

The common name, “bois d’arc” is French for “bow-wood,” a reference to the use by Native Americans for bows and war clubs. This species was also widely distributed and planted to make hedgerows and livestock pens prior to the invention of barbed wire.

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  • SKU: 6
  • Type: Hardwood
  • Hardiness Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Moisture Zones: All, Central, Eastern, Most, Western
  • Soil Type: Most
  • Windbreak: Good
  • Erosion Control: Good
  • Wildlife: Superior
  • Product Type: Bare-Root Seedlings

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