Maclura pomifera 'Wichita'

Wichita Osage-orange, Hedge-apple, "Bois d'arc"

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Fast: 9-12' over a 3-5 year period.
Mature Height - 20-40', occasionally to 60'
Mature Width - 20-40' usually as wide or wider as its height.
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Dioecioius, inconsipcuous in June. Female flowers in dense globose heads, male flowers in subglobose or sometimes elongated racemes.
Fruit - Syncarp of drupes 4-6" in diameter, covered with a mamillate rind, yellow-green in color, becoming effective in September, usually falling after ripening.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Vaires from yellow-green to a good yellow.
Bark - Buff or orange-brown, glabroius, armed with straight, stout, axillary spines, 0.5" long. Wood is amazingly rot resistant.
Other Features - Not worth recommending for the residential landscape, but has the potential for rugged, polluted areas. Frutis are messy, so select male cultivars.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Transplants readily, withstands wetness, dryness, wind, full sun, and extreme heat. Once established, it can even tolerate acid and high pH conditions.
Native Habitat - Originally native to Arkansas to oklahoma and texas, but has grown far out if its native range.
Diseases and Insects - No serious diseases, although leaf spots have been reported.
Strength -
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:
-not currently in our collection-

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Osage-orange.
- Other plants of the family Moraceae.
- Other plants of the genus Maclura.
- Other plants of the species Maclura pomifera.