Osage Orange

#25 - Osage Orange (Maclura pomifera)

Generations of children have given Haverford’s Osage Orange its well-deserved nickname: the Climbing Tree. A native of Arkansas and Texas, the tree was named for the Osage Indians who made strong bows from its orange-colored inner wood. This tree fell many years ago but it has continued to grow in its reclining state and has become a living sculpture. In fall, the grapefruit-sized green fruits are hard to miss. In general, the tree grows 20 to 40 feet tall with a comparable spread.

Osage Orange
Osage Orange