Maclura pomifera, 1 year old. (Osage Orange) bare root

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One (1) Maclura pomifera (Osage orange), plant 12-15 inches tall . Plant is 1 year old
Plant is dormant during November-May winter months, meaning that it will not have leaves on.

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I ship Mondays or Wednesdays. Shipping with tracking number in USA.
Shipping in container where it grows, with soil during summer. while it is dormant - shipping with roots wrapped in wet media and plastic, in the box.
International shipping soil-less, with roots wrapped in wet media.
Canada with container and soil. International buyers contact me first. Not all countries accept plants through their borders.

Maclura pomifera is a fast growing deciduous tree, generally reaching 20 to 40 feet in height and spread, upon occasion up to 60 feet. The growth habit is low, irregularly rounded with a short trunk. Foliage is shiny, dark green during summer, in autumn turning yellow, sometimes brilliantly colorful. The bark is an orange- brown with fissures, the stems develop 1/2 inch long spines. Male and female trees bear separate flowers; inconspicuous flower clusters appear in early summer. A large yellow fruit, 4 to 6 inches in diameter, is produced in early fall, and can be very messy. Select male trees for public areas. It is a very tough tree, can withstand poor soil, either wet or dry, extreme heat and wind, pH tolerant, and pollution tolerant. The wood is rot resistant as well. Not greatly useful in residential landscapes, as it is large and weedy, but has applications for areas where other plants won’t grow. Native from Arkansas to Oklahoma and down to Texas. Introduced 1818.
Important Info: Can grow to 60 feet in height. Fruit drop can be messy.
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in pots in a cold frame. Pre-soak stored seed for 48 hours in warm water and stratify for 2 months at 4°c then sow in a cold frame. Germination is normally good. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. The seed stores for 3 years. If growing larger quantities of plants, it is probably best to sow the seed in an open seed bed. Grow the plants on for a couple of years in the seed bed before planting them out into their permanent positions. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Cuttings of mature wood, November to January in a frame. Layering in summer. Root cuttings 4cm long in December. Plant horizontally in pots in a greenhouse and plant out as soon as possible. Good percentage.

Cultivation details
Prefers a well-drained soil in full sun. Succeeds in poor soils and also in dry ones. Plants are fairly tolerant of maritime exposure. They dislike waterlogged soils. Dormant mature plants are hardy to about -20°c though the young growth in spring can be cut back by late frosts and young plants can be damaged in cold winters. Plants require hot summers to fully ripen their wood if they are to thrive in areas with cold winters. Plants are tolerant of severe pruning. This species is notably resistant to honey fungus. Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required. Maclura pomifera, 1 year old. (Osage Orange) bare root Tags: fruit,mulbery,family,plant,grafted,red,fruits,maclura,pomifera,Osage,orange,che
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