100 Seeds Osage Orange Trees Seeds Osage Apple Trees Non-GMO Maclura pomifera, Horse Apple, Brain Fruit Hedge Apple Tree, Bois d’arc, Maclura, bodark Tree SeedsRegular price $10.95 Save $-10.95
- Maclura pomifera, commonly known as the Osage orange, horse apple, hedge, or hedge apple tree, is a small deciduous tree or large shrub, typically growing about 8 to 15 metres (30–50 ft) tall. The distinctive fruit, a multiple fruit, is roughly spherical, bumpy, 8 to 15 centimetres (3–6 in) in diameter, and turns bright yellow-green in the fall.
- Maclura pomifera has been known by a variety of English common names in addition to Osage orange, including mock orange, hedge apple, horse apple, monkey ball, monkey brains and yellow-wood; while the French common name bois d'arc ("bow-wood") has been corrupted into the English forms bodark and bodock.
- Mature trees range from 12 to 20 metres (40–65 ft) tall with short trunks and round-topped canopies. The roots are thick, fleshy, and covered with bright orange bark. The tree's mature bark is dark, deeply furrowed and scaly. The plant has significant potential to invade unmanaged habitats.
- The wood of M. pomifera is golden to bright yellow but fades to medium brown with ultraviolet light exposure. The wood is heavy, hard, strong, and flexible, capable of receiving a fine polish and very durable in contact with the ground.
- The Osage orange tree is also known as a bodark, hedge apple, prairie hedge, yellow-wood, bow wood, naranjo chino, or horse apple.
- the tree has had a wide number of uses including for bows, yellow dye, and building materials. It is used for fence posts and is a potential source for a proteolytic enzyme.
- The wood is turned into various products or used to make guitars. The bark also furnishes a yellow dye and tannins.
- Osage orange wood is more rot-resistant than most, making good fence posts. They are generally set up green because the dried wood is too hard to reliably accept the staples used to attach the fencing to the posts.
- Compounds extracted from the fruit, when concentrated, may repel insects. However, the naturally occurring concentrations of these compounds in the fruit are too low to make the fruit an effective insect repellent.
- NATURAL BUG REPELLENT: Natural Bug Repellent, spider repellent Non_GMO
Seeds collected from my osage orange seeds, pre-stratified & ready for you to grow. Incredibly resilient & easy to grow tree. What is an Osage Orange and what is it good for? They are best known for their reported ability to help fend off bugs of all kinds, natural hedging/fencing, but they are great for decorating, too! A great tree to grow as bonsai. Packaged using principles of sustainably; repurposed/recycled paper and cardboard. Zones: 4 to 9 Mature Height: 30 to 50 feet Mature Spread: 30 feet The Osage Orange is a tough, adaptable native tree usually with a short trunk, wide spreading branches and an occasionally pendulous habit. Bright green summer leaf with yellow fall color. This tolerant tree is good for difficult sites. Bears an inedible fruit resembling a woody orange that is yellow-green in colour. When choosing a location, keep in mind that the Osage Orange tree has a rapid growth rate. It grows up to 50 feet in height and 30 feet in spread. It can be planted in zones 4 to 9. Prefers full sun and wet soil. The bright pink/red flowers really brighten up the woods and landscape in the early spring. These pods were picked off the trees and have never been on the ground. Collected from trees growing in Northern Indiana. Tree species name: Cercis canadensis. Hardy to Zone 5. Redbud seeds require a cold/moist stratification period. Moisten them and store in the fridge 1 to 2 months before planting when it's warm enough in the spring. The seeds should sprout in several weeks. Maclura Osage Tree Osage Tree Osage Orange Tree Fruit Osage Orange Tree Fruit Osage Orange Hedge Fence Osage Orange Hedge Fence Osage Orange Tree Bark Osage Orange Tree Bark Osage Orange Tree Thorns Osage Orange Tree Thorns Osage Orange Fruit Osage Orange Fruit Osage Orange Seeds Osage Orange Seeds Osage Orange Tree Range Osage Orange Tree Range Trees with Orange Leaves Trees with Orange Leaves Maclura Pomifera Maclura Pomifera Osage Orange Flower Osage Orange Flower Orange Plant