Osage Orange

Osage Orange (Maclura pomifera)


Common names: Horse Apple, Hedge Apple, Bois d’arc



Distribution : South-central United States



Color/appearance : Heartwood is golden to  bright yellow, which inevitably ages to a darker medium brown with time.



Janka hardness: 2620 lbf



Density: 4.5 lbf



Allergies/Toxicity: Sap has been reported to cause dermatitis.



Sustainability: CITES: no  IUCN: no



Common Uses: Fence posts, dye, archery bows,musical instruments, turnings, and other small specialty wood items.