Osage Orange | Fruit Tree
Uplift your mood with the orange-like scent coming from this spiky yet beautiful shrub.
Osange Orange is a spiky shrub or small tree famous for its juicy, yellow green fruit that looks like a mulberry and tastes like cucumber. Its orange seeds are squirrel's favorite food. Though it doesn't have any resemblance to an Orange fruit at all, it has a faint scent of Orange where it got its name from. It has a sturdy, yellow orange wood that is highly rot-tolerant and produces a yellow dye. This exquisite deciduous tree grows with a maximum height and width of 40 feet. It has a thick, oval-shaped, dark green foliage that turns brilliant yellow during Fall. Its green branchlets changes to light brown with a touch of orange during the first winter, then changes to light orange-brown at maturity. It grows best in moist and well-drained soils but can adapt to any soil types. To achieve optimum results, it needs to have full sun.