TreesAgain Osage Orange Tree - Maclura pomifera - starter plugs

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Healthy Osage Orange tree (Maclura pomifera) starter plugs - not bareroot. Maclura pomifera, commonly called Osage orange, hedge apple, horse apple, monkey ball, bois d'arc, bodark, or bodockis a small deciduous tree or large shrub, typically growing to 8–15 metres (26–49 ft) tall. It is a Carolinian species. It is dioecious, with male and female flowers on different plants. The fruit, from a multiple fruit family, is roughly spherical, but bumpy, and 7.6–15.2 centimetres (3–6 in) in diameter. It is filled with a sticky white latex. In fall, its color turns a bright yellow-green. Grows best in zones: 5-9 The heavy, close-grained yellow-orange wood is very dense and is prized for tool handles, treenails, fence posts, and other applications requiring a strong dimensionally stable wood that withstands rot. Straight-grained osage timber (most is knotty and twisted) makes very good bows. In Arkansas, in the early 19th century, a good Osage bow was worth a horse and a blanket. Additionally, a yellow-orange dye can be extracted from the wood, which can be used as a substitute for fustic and aniline dyes. When dried, the wood has the highest BTU content of any commonly available North American wood, and burns long and hot. Commonly found to be used by florists for decorative purposes. The wood should not be used in open fireplaces without a spark screen because the wood is very prone to popping and may send sparks and small embers several feet. The wood is very durable in contact with the ground. Smaller logs make good fence posts being both strong and durable. They are generally set up green because the dried wood is too hard to reliably accept the staples used to attach the fencing to the posts. Folklore provides numerous claims that hedgeapples are repellent to insects and spiders. The fruit of the osage orange has been placed in households for ages.

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Super fast shipping, plants seem very healthy. Love this shop, will definitely buy from again! Thank you so much!
Jan 19, 2018 by Kristy
Got them quick and they have been doing mostly fine. I have been a little worried about them with the weird weather we have been having as these are very young seedlings but so far I am happy. I will order more but wait till warmer weather.
Dec 14, 2017 by MAgnesSuperdiva
Oct 27, 2017 by Michael Salinas

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