Osage Orange (Maclura pomifera)
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A yellow dye is obtained from the bark of the root and the wood[46, 57, 95, 149, 169, 257]. Green and orange can also be obtained from it.
The sap of the fruit is used as an insect repellent. It is said to be effective against cockroaches.
The bark is a source of tannin[82, 149].
The plant is often grown as a hedge in N. America and Europe[1, 20, 50], it is very tolerant of severe pruning, makes an effective stock-proof barrier and succeeds in maritime exposure[K]. A hedge in a very exposed position at Rosewarne in N. Cornwall has grown well (1989), though it is very bare in winter[K]. This species is also used in shelterbelt plantings.
Wood – coarse-grained, exceedingly hard, heavy, flexible, very strong, very durable, silky, lustrous. It weighs 48lb per cubic foot. One of the most durable woods in N. America, it is seldom used commercially, but is used locally for fence posts,piers, bows etc and makes an excellent fuel[46, 82, 95, 171, 200, 227, 229, 274].
Cultivation & Habitat
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