Maclura pomifera 'Park'

Osage Orange

Tips for Homeowners:

This is the fastest growing selection of Osage Orange, and may have weak branch attachments creating somewhat of a liability.

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This male cultivar is fruitless and withstands very adverse growing conditions.

  • Male cultivar, fruitless
  • Not completely thornless
  • Tough and durable

Plant where the tree has plenty of room to grow as a hedge or windbreak.

Height: 35-60 ft
Spread: 30-60 ft
Zone: 4-9
Color: Green

Interesting Notes about Osage Orange:

Historically Osage Orange was a tree most associated as a barrier along a fencerow in days gone by.  It was a great way to keep the cows in and bandits out because of its spreading nature and the thorns, but eventually this method of exclusion was replaced with barbed wire.  Currently this tree is used in challenging soils, as a windbreak or as a hedge where it is out of harms way in large open spaces.  Male and female trees are needed to produce fruit on the female tree.  Some thorns may occur on young wood even on the thornless cultivars.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Naturalizing
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Disease Resistant
  • Fast Growing
  • Mass Planting

Foliage Color:

  • Yellow
  • Green


  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water