Maclura pomifera Osage Orange Tree Seeds Orange Brown Bark White Flower Clusters
Maclura pomifera Ugli Fruit HorseAppleOsage Orange A nice medium sized tree with distinctive orange-brown bark with deep fissures giving it a rugged old look. Short trunks are accented with interlacing branches and dark green leaves that yellow in the fall. Dense white globes hang in clusters followed by green wrinkled balls of fruit that smell
Maclura pomifera Ugli Fruit HorseAppleOsage Orange A nice medium sized tree with distinctive orange-brown bark with deep fissures giving it a rugged old look. Short trunks are accented with interlacing branches and dark green leaves that yellow in the fall. Dense white globes hang in clusters followed by green wrinkled balls of fruit that smell a lot like orange peel. The tree makes a terrific bonsai specimen as well as a most unique standard tree. Zones 4-10 Fun Facts:1. Osage orange trees produce either male or female flowers and only female flowers produce fruit2. Their original, natural range was centered around the Red River Valley in eastern Texas, southwestern Arkansas, southeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Louisiana 3. Osage Orange trees were planted as living fences before the invention of barbed wire in the 1880s The bright orange wood is very heavy and very hard impenetrable to rot and termites 4. Osage Indians made bows from the strong, yet flexible wood branches 5. The common name “Bodark” is corrupted from the French “bois d’arc” meaning “bow wood” 5. The earliest account of the tree in the English language was given by 6. William Dunbar in 1804 Meriwether Lewis sent cuttings to President Jefferson 7. Maclura pomifera is named in honor of William Maclure a geologist and educator who made the first geological map of North America The small medium size of this tropical tree makes it an ideal species for bonsai. Prefers sunlight, and is drought tolerant. Buyers should do their own research for plant uses. We thank you for your support of rare and naturally grown seeds! Some seeds require some experience in growing. We provide germination guidance and recommend that you do some research before ordering if you feel unsure. Growing plants from seed is supposed to be fun. Sometimes it is successful and sometimes not- this is the way it is with gardening. Because we are not there to plant them, we cannot be responsible for germination failure due to improper planting or climate conditions. We will always send you viable seeds We have been in the garden – seed business for over 40 years and were one of the first to sell seeds on the internet many years ago. We will give you quality seed and service. We will be there for you not only today but down the road from now should you need growing help or more seeds. We thank you in advance for your business. Note: all seeds are fresh and viable. We will not and can not be responsible for the germination of any seed since everyone has their own methods of starting, growing and planting them. We will only advise you of what we think works best. See below for more information. It is the buyer’s responsibility to know whether any plant or seed is acceptable or allowable for the area being shipped to. Seller is not responsible for buyer’s use of plant or seeds and any dangers thereof. By purchasing this item buyer accepts this understanding. ================================= All seed descriptions are based on careful study, research and our own growing experiments. They are reproduced here, from our web site and seed company packet descriptions and are Copyright along with photos © [ Serendipity Seeds ] 1998-present. All rights reserved. No part of these descriptions may be reproduced, in part or in whole, without the written consent of the owner/publisher. Seed is a live product which depends on many important grower skills such as proper planting time, seed depth, type of soil, watering, light intensity, proper use of fertilizers, weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, soil conditions, and reasonable weather during the growing period. These factors are totally out of the sellers control, and germination and growing results are the buyer’s responsibility and risk.