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Osage Orange

Osage Orange Basics

Grows LikeTree, Shrub
DurationPerennial
U.S. NativeNative to U.S.
National Wetland Indicator StatusUPL, FACU

Osage Orange Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSpring and Summer
AllelopathNo
BloatNone
C:N RatioHigh
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerDense
Foliage Porosity WinterPorous
Foliage TextureCoarse
Fruit Seed ColorOrange
Fruit Seed ConspicuousYes
Growth FormSingle Stem
Growth RateModerate
Height at 20 Years (Maximum feet)20
Height Mature feet35
Leaf RetentionNo
LifespanLong
Low Growing GrassNo
Resprout AbilityYes
ErectErect
ToxicityNone

Osage Orange Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceNone
CaCO3 ToleranceHigh
Cold Stratification RequiredYes
Drought ToleranceMedium
Frost Free Days (Minimum)180
pH Minimum4.5
pH Maximum7.5
Planting Density per Acre (Minimum)300
Planting Density per Acre (Maximum)800
Precipitation Minimum24
Precipitation Maximum40
Root Depth (Minimum inches)32
Salinity ToleranceLow
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Minimum Temperature (F)-23

Osage Orange Reproduction

Bloom PeriodLate Spring
Commercial AvailabilityRoutinely Available
Fruit Seed AbundanceMedium
Fruit Seed Period BeginsSummer
Fruit Seed Period EndsFall
Fruit Seed PersistancesNo
Propagated by Bare RootYes
Propagated by BulbsNo
Propagated by ContainerYes
Propagated by CormsNo
Propagated by CuttingsNo
Propagated by SeedYes
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SprigsNo
Propagated by TubersNo
Seed per Pound7000
Seed Spread RateSlow
Seedling VigorMedium
Seedling VigorMedium
Small GrainNo
Vegetative Spread RateNone

Osage Orange Edibility and Other Uses

Berry/Nut Seed ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Fodder ProductNo
Fuelwood ProductHigh
Lumber ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Palatable to a Browse AnimalLow
Palatable to a Grazing AnimalLow
Palatable to a HumanNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Veneer ProductNo
CategoryDicot
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Osage Orange

Osage Orange grows like a Tree, Shrub. Osage Orange is an Perennial. Osage Orange is Native to U.S.. Osage Orange has a National Wetland Indicator Status of: UPL, FACU. Spring and Summer is when Osage Orange is actively growing. Osage Orange is not an allelopath. Osage Orange has a High C:N Ratio. Osage Orange has a coppice potential of No. Osage Orange is not fall conspicuous. Osage Orange has a Green colored flower. Osage Orange has Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Osage Orange has a Dense foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Osage Orange has a Porous foliage porosity. Osage Orange has a Coarse foliage texture. Seeds of Osage Orange are Orange. Seeds of Osage Orange are Yes conspicuous. Osage Orange grows as a Single Stem. The growth rate of Osage Orange is Moderate. The maximum height of Osage Orange at 20 years is 20 feet. The mature height of Osage Orange is 35 feet. The lifespan of Osage Orange is Long. The shape and orientation of Osage Orange is Erect. Osage Orange is adapted to coarse textured soils. Osage Orange is not adapted to fine textured soils. Osage Orange is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Osage Orange is None. The CaCO3 tolerance of Osage Orange is High. Osage Orange requires cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Osage Orange is Medium. Osage Orange requires a minimum of 180 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Osage Orange is 4.5. The maximum pH of Osage Orange is 7.5. The minimum planting density per acre of Osage Orange is 300. The maximum planting density per acre of Osage Orange is 800. The minimum Precipitation that Osage Orange requires is 24. The maximum Precipitation that Osage Orange can handle is 40. The minimum root depth of Osage Orange is 32 inches. The salininty tolerance of Osage Orange is Low. The shade tolerance of Osage Orange is Intolerant. The shade tolerance of Osage Orange is Intolerant. The minimum temperature that Osage Orange requires is -23. The bloom period of Osage Orange is Late Spring. The commerical availability of Osage Orange is Routinely Available. The fruit seed abundance of Osage Orange is Medium. The fruit seed period of Osage Orange begins Summer. The fruit seed period of Osage Orange ends Fall. The fruit seed persistance of Osage Orange is No. Osage Orange is propagated by bare roots. Osage Orange is propagated by bulbs. Osage Orange is propagated by container. Osage Orange is not propagated by corms. Osage Orange is not propagated by cuttings. Osage Orange is propagated by seed. Osage Orange is not propagated by sod. Osage Orange is not propagated by sprig. Osage Orange is not propagated by tubers. Osage Orange can generally yield 7000 seeds per pound of seeds. Osage Orange has a Slow seed spread rate. Osage Orange has a Medium seedling vigor. Osage Orange has a Medium seedling vigor. Osage Orange does not have a small grain. Osage Orange has a None vegatative spread rate. Osage Orange does not have a berry/nut seed product. Osage Orange is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Osage Orange does not make a good fodder product. Osage Orange does not make a good fuel wood product. Osage Orange does not make a good lumber product. Osage Orange does not make a naval store product. Osage Orange is not palatable to browse animals. Osage Orange is not palatable to grazing animals. Osage Orange is not palatable to humans. Osage Orange does not make a pulpwood product. Osage Orange does not make a veneer product. Osage Orange is of the category, Dicot.
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