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This thorny, fast-growing, medium-sized tree or shrub which grows up to 20m (60′), tall, but is more typically 10-13m (30-40′) tall and almost as wide, with upwardly arching branches and a short trunk, forming a low, rounded, irregular-shaped canopy. It is often planted in rows along a boundaries and trained as a hedge. With short, stout, sharp thorns around 1.5cm (1/2″) long covering the branches and stems, and hedgerows provide an effective, impenetrable security barrier.


It’s also used as a windbreak, as it’s fast-growing, wind and heat tolerant, and can grow in poor and infertile soils. Osage orange is adaptable to most soil conditions, it can tolerate poor, wet or dry soils, but prefers areas in full sun, with cool temperatures and 100-115cm (40-45″) of rainfall a year.

Osage Orange - Bare Root (5 plants per unit)

Excluding Sales Tax
  • All items must be picked up at that Yuma County Conservation District, 247 N. Clay St., Wray, CO 80758

  • The YCCD does not guarantee the survival of trees/plants. We take care in supplying healthy quality trees/plants to each customer. Once trees/plants leave the YCCD it is the responsibility of the customer to make sure that they are correctly planted and properly cared for (refer to YCCD website). No refunds once trees/plants leave YCCD property. All orders are final.

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