Maclura pomifera 'White Shield' (multi-stem)

White Shield Osage-orange

Category: Deciduous, Shade Tree | Size: Medium | Hardiness Zones: 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 | Fall Color: Yellow | Growth Rate: Fast | Adaptability: Wet Soil Tolerant, Alkaline Soil Tolerant
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This is our first crop of multi-stem Maclura. Looks to be an easier way to get a pretty specimen of this tough tree at a younger age. Maclura is considered to be one of the most dependable trees for use in the harsh environs of the southern Great Plains. White Shield Osage-orange is even more meritorious because it's nearly thornless. We consider the dark green, thick, and glossy leaves to also be exceptional over typical species seedlings. Also available in a standard (STD) form.

Category: Medium shade tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 4 to 9
Foliage: Dark green and very glossy; thick, almost leathery
Fall Color: Yellow or yellow-green
Flower: Male flowers on White Shield; greenish white, inconspicuous
Fruit: Fruitless (male variety)
Texture: Medium
Shape: Rounded crown, with upright vase-shaped main branches
Mature Size: 30-35' tall by 30-35' wide
Growth Rate: Super fast
Adaptability: White Shield Osage-orange is tough and adaptable: pollution drought heat wind tolerant; pH adaptable; withstands wet soils and poor soil conditions
Native Habitat: Native to the Midwest and Great Plains states