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FAST GROWING AND THORNLESS SHADE TREE

FEATURES:

  • Remarkable dark green and glossy heart shaped foliage 
  • Green foliage will turn dazzling yellow in the fall
  • Provides ample shade wherever they are planted
  • Easy care with low maintenance
  • Fruitless, meaning no mess
  • Tolerant to pollution, drought, and heat
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Mature Height: 30-35' tall
  • Mature Width: 30-35' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 35' apart

White Shield Osage Orange

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Maclura pomifera 'White Shield'

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FAST GROWING AND THORNLESS SHADE TREE

FEATURES:

  • Remarkable dark green and glossy heart shaped foliage 
  • Green foliage will turn dazzling yellow in the fall
  • Provides ample shade wherever they are planted
  • Easy care with low maintenance
  • Fruitless, meaning no mess
  • Tolerant to pollution, drought, and heat
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Mature Height: 30-35' tall
  • Mature Width: 30-35' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 35' apart

Why plant White Shield Osage Orange?

The White Shield Osage Orange was named after the White Shield creek in Oklahoma where the original tree was discovered. A fun fact about the Osage Orange: back in the day, before the invention of barbed wire, other cultivars of this species (which have nasty thorns) were planted as a natural fence as cattle deterrents in the Midwest! Also, the wood of this tree is very durable and still utilized to make fence posts to this day. Offering heat and drought tolerance, the White Shield Osage Orange has two more benefits for the everyday homeowner and that is the lack of fruit (no mess) as well as being thornless. This tree offers dark green glossy foliage that transitions to yellow hues come fall. Growing to mature heights and widths of 35’, this tough Midwest native grows into a wonderful shade tree addition to any landscape!

How to use White Shield Osage Orange in the landscape?

When looking into the White Shield Osage Orange, two things stand out compared to other varieties: no thorns and no fruit! Not to worry, you don't want that fruit anyway! Not only are they the size of softballs, they are inedible, and create a mess when they drop - so you luck out! An advantage of the White Shield Osage Orange is the tenacity to thrive in almost any condition it finds itself in. These trees can be utilized as a shade tree, hedge, or windbreak. Their adaptability gives you the option to plant one in almost any location available!

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

How To Plant White Shield Osage Orange

White Shield Osage Orange is an incredibly tough native tree. Offering tolerance to both heat and drought, adaptability to most well-draining soil types, as well as growing in full sun or partial shade, this tree does well in proving it’s toughness. To maintain health and proper growth of your White Shield Osage Orange, prune regularly, water when necessary until established, and, when first planted, make sure to protect the trunk during maintenance (like pruning and mowing) so as to not damage the tree.

How To Water

You have just planted your very own White Shield Osage Orange and now it's time to consider watering. After the planting and initial deep watering, we recommend keeping a steady watering schedule to promote the best growth possible. Achieve this by watering at least twice weekly until established. Once established, White Shield Osage Orange offers tolerance to drought, however, watering every once in a while won't hurt. Lastly, keep an eye on local weather patterns and water accordingly during periods of hotter more dry weather.

How To Fertilize

Looking for information on feeding your White Shield Osage Orange? We've got your back! When first planting, we recommend using our Elements Starter Plant Food by mixing a portion of the plant food into the planting site. When the tree is placed, apply fertilizer as a top dressing and water accordingly. A rule of thumb we live by here at Bower & Branch is to fertilize in spring or fall, if the tree is planted in fall then fertilizing in spring would be your next step and vice versa.

How To Prune

It's time to consider pruning your White Shield Osage Orange and you're not sure where to start, but we've got you covered! We have found that the best time to prune for most trees, including this one, is in late winter or early spring before the push of new growth. Start by pruning away any dead or broken branches, this will promote healthy growth and provide air circulation. Over time, you may also prune to maintain the shape you desire however, that is not required.

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.

Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.

Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.

Shipping Delays:

From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.

Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.

Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.

Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers - Online Customer Service

The Bower & Branch customer service team WILL surprise you with experience. The Plant Whisperer Team is available to all of our customers for all reasons: shipping updates, special requests, plant care, design, placement, selection and all your other gardening needs!

Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other retailer out there; online or in your neighborhood. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!

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How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees

90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:

Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).

How?

Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:

- Email: plantwhisperers@bowerandbranch.com

- Phone: 866-873-3888

- Or via Online Chat

3-YEAR-TREE GUARANTEE:

Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).


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