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West Texas Nursery

Osage Orange - Container

Osage Orange - Container

Regular price $65.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $65.00 USD
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(for 25 seedlings)

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This Texas native boasts extremely dense wood, popular for fence posts and firewood. The large fruit is readily eaten by squirrels and other small mammals.

Latin Name Maclura pomifera
Tree Size Medium (30-40 feet)
Hardiness Texas Zones 6-9
Leaf Type Deciduous
Growth Rate Moderate
Soil Needs Native to rich limestone clay; adaptable to poorer soils and lower moisture levels
Tolerances Drought; heat
Attributes Texas native; showy fruit attracts squirrels and other small mammals
Features Wood is a characteristic orange and is extremely resistant to rot
Problems Thorns and large fruits may be a nuisance; naturally thicket-forming
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