Maclura pomifera

£2.50

Osage orange. A tree up to 18m (60 ft) high, bearing large pale-yellow fruits which are not edible – in fact they are insecticidal, and the oil from them can be used as a lubricant. Good in hedges and windbreaks. Dyes, rubber and medicinal products can all be obtained from this species. Likes a sunny, well-drained soil; dioecious. Growth 6m (20 ft) in 10 years; hardy to -23°C. Stratification: CS4. Number of seeds: 25.

Out of stock (A selection of warm-weather plants will be available June 2022. All other trees and perennials will be orderable from late July, for autumn/winter delivery)

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Description

Osage orange. A tree up to 18m (60 ft) high, bearing large pale-yellow fruits which are not edible – in fact they are insecticidal, and the oil from them can be used as a lubricant. Good in hedges and windbreaks. Dyes, rubber and medicinal products can all be obtained from this species. Likes a sunny, well-drained soil; dioecious. Growth 6m (20 ft) in 10 years; hardy to -23°C. Stratification: CS4