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How to Grow Osage Orange Trees From Seed

Osage Orange (Maclura pomifera) trees are Texas natives, named for the Osage Indians who used its wood to make hunting bows and war clubs. Texas settlers used the thorny trees as natural livestock fences. Over time the tree spread throughout the United States and can now be found in all but the coldest climates. The (largely inedible) fruit of the...

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from Dream Garden 101

Building a Living Fence

Living Fences - Osage orange trees (Maclura pomifera), also called hedge apple or horse apple. For an incredibly tough, enduring windbreak that’s a major player in a local ecology, probably nothing surpasses Osage orange.

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Bodark (also known as osage-orange or hedge-apple tree); the fruit repels insects as effectively as harmful pesticides!

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Osage Orange, Bois d'arc, Bodock Tree, Horse Apple, Hedge Apple Maclura pomifera

Permaculture Plants: Osage Orange was a traditional, and very effective, living hedge for livestock. The wood may be the best for fuel in North America. And for bow-making it rivals yew.

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Osage Orange is fabulously and famously tough, termite-proof, and used as barbed-wire hedges across the West. The seeds are edible. The wood lasts centuries. There are pesticide applications...

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from Promessedefleurs.com

Oranger des Osages - Maclura pomifera

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