Maclura pomifera 5 PCS fresh seeds, Osage orange, Horse apple tree, Hedge, Bois D'Arc seeds, Monkey Ball, Hedge apple tree, Fruit tree seeds
Maclura pomifera fresh seeds, Osage orange, Horse apple tree, Hedge, Bois D'Arc seeds, Monkey Ball, Hedge apple tree, Fruit tree seeds (lat. Maclura pomifera).
A species of fruit trees of the Mulberry family (Moraceae). Deciduous dioecious tree up to 20 m high, with a strongly branched, dense, spreading crown; with a slender trunk covered with dark brown cracked bark.
The branches are knee-curved, the shoots are strongly prickly, the spines up to 2.5 cm long are located in the axils of the leaves. Leaves 12× 7.5 cm, alternate, ovate, with a sharp tip, whole-edged, dark green, shiny, lighter on the underside. In autumn, the leaves acquire a golden yellow color.
The flowers are small, light green: staminate - collected in catkins, pistillate - in compact spherical heads. It is spectacular during the fruiting period, when large, up to 15 cm across, wrinkled orange or yellow-lettuce coplodia (called Adam's apples), resembling an orange in shape and color, abundantly decorate the tree.
The fruit of the maclure is the so-called Adam's apple. It is a large fruit, up to 15 cm across, with wrinkled orange-green skin, resembling an orange in shape and color. The fruits are inedible. When cutting with a knife, a sticky liquid is released — this is milky juice, which literally impregnates all parts of the plant.
Growing fast. It is very drought-resistant, wind-resistant and salt-tolerant. It withstands the conditions of the city well. It is recommended for use in gardens and parks in the form of thorny hedges, edges, group and single plantings (tapeworms), as well as for creating protective strips and reclamation plantings.