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How fast does an Osage orange tree grow?

It's easy to transplant, fast-growing and adapts to a wide range of soils. Armed with wicked thorns, it's an ideal hedge plant from a security standpoint. Osage orange will grow to 10 feet tall within 5 years, eventually reaching 20 to 40 feet.

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Simply so, how do you grow an Osage orange tree?

How to Plant Osage Orange Hedges

  1. Sow seeds in the fall, spaced 1 inch apart and 3/8 inches deep in partly compacted soil.
  2. Water the seeds enough to keep the soil moist.
  3. Keep the seed bed weed-free as the plants are forming.
  4. Dig up the seedlings in the fall after a summer's growth.
  5. Add 4 to 6 inches of compost to the soil where the hedge will grow.

how hard is osage orange wood? Osage orange is exceptionally hard and strong. The bending strength (MOR) is over 20,000 psi (50 percent more than red oak). Hardness is around 2000 pounds (100 percent more than red oak). Stiffness (MOE) averages 1.8 million psi (roughly equal to red oak).

Herein, can you eat an Osage orange?

Besides the distinctive fruit and orange-yellow wood, Osage orange trees are known for their long, tire-flattening thorns. Even though you can't eat them, Osage oranges have many uses. Locally, the fruit can be found at flea markets, on sale for as much as $2 a piece.

What is osage orange wood good for?

Common Uses: Fence posts, dye, archery bows, musical instruments, turnings, and other small specialty wood items. Comments: Osage Orange has a relatively low modulus of elasticity compared to its weight and modulus of rupture which helps explain why it is sometimes used for archery bows.

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