We suggest growing the the Osage orange outdoors year round, as they don't fear cold weather. With a particularly windy climate we suggest securing young trees to long solid stakes, to avoid that the wind could bare young and not very developed roots; specimens which are only a few years old might fear intense cold and wind.Plant which needs at least a few hours a day of sunlight.
Care Osage orange
The Osage orange has a shrub- like development. The Osage orange is medium in size and 15 m in height; in the spring, summer, autumn, winter it assumes a yellowgreen colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year. These plants have an erect development; in the lower part they usually show a bare stem, while towards the top they widen to form the crown.
Feed Osage orange
Tree fertilization should be done at the beginning of the spring or of autumn, using humus or mature manure; this should be done by mixing a few buckets of fertilizer to the ground, around the trunk of the tree, every 2-3 years or when the tree implanted.
Irrigation Osage orange
Watering takes place only when the soil has been dry for days, usually every 4-5 weeks can be enough; if the climate is particularly hot we can slightly intensify the irrigations, using 1-2 buckets of water . We advise watering the young specimens, or the recently sheltered ones; the adult specimens usually are satisfied with rain water.
Adversity Osage orange
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
Substrate Osage orange
Grow these plants in a dissolved and deep, but well drained soil.
Cultivate - Osage orange
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.