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White Shield Osage Orange

Maclura pomifera 'White Shield'

Easy to Maintain Fall Colors Staff Favorite

Characteristics:
A handsome medium-sized tree with dark, glossy leaves.

Growing Conditions:
Heat and drought tolerant once established. Also, adaptable to poor infertile, acid or alkaline pH soil, dry or wet ground. Summer foliage is impervious to urban air pollutants. Overall, disease and pest problems are rarely an issue.

Uses:
An excellent, fast-growing tree for tough, urban conditions.

Height:
35' at maturity

Width:
35' at maturity

Shape:
Upright and spreading

Flowers:

Leaves:
Dark green and glossy, variable fall color green-yellow to golden

Bark:
Mature bark can be deeply fissured revealing orange-ish inner bark

Thornless and seedless cultivar