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Osage Orange 'White Shield'

Maclura pomifera

Interesting Flower Fall Colors Valuable to wildlife

Characteristics:
Osage Orange is a deciduous tree usually with a shorter trunk, bright green leaves, stems with spines, yellow-green flowers, and inedible fruit.

Growing Conditions:
This Osage is a tough and hearty tree that can do well in poor planting sites. They can withstand various conditions including wetness, dryness, wind, and heat.

Uses:
Ornamental value. Flowering and fall coloring.

Height:
35 at maturity

Width:
35 at maturity

Shape:
upright, rounded

Flowers:
During the spring the tree blooms with yellow-green flowers.

Leaves:
Leaves are glossy green and alternate on branches alongside spines. In the fall leaves turn a golden yellow.

Bark:
Orange-brown bark with deep furrows.