SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX, Independence Park Botanic Garden - Baton Rouge, LA, LSU Hilltop Arboretum - Baton Rouge, LA, San Diego Zoo - San Diego, CA, Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA and Franceschi Park - Santa Barbara, CA
Native to Arkansas to Oklahoma and Texas.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Additional Common Names
OSAGE ORANGE, HEDGE APPLE, BODARK
Spreading and requires ample growing space.
Oval, Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 40 - 50 feet.
Width: 30 - 40 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Ovate, Medium Green, Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.
Prolific, Yellow or Mostly Green Hesperidium, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Light Green or Orange, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2, 3 and 10 - 13.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Armillaria. Susceptible to Rust.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy and Irritant Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Maclura pomifera Tree Record." 1995-2020. Jan 27, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/maclura-pomifera >