Osage Orange

The osage orange grows to be all shapes and sizes, and they are scattered throughout Central Park. They can be found behind the Balto statue and near the West 100th Street entrance by the Pool. They feature very peculiar and distinctive fruit, and dark green leaves (that are paler underneath), which turn yellow in the fall.

  • Leaves

    2-5 inches long, ovate, not toothed, shiny
  • Fruit

    Spherical, semi-fleshy, pebbly, grapefruit-sized chartreuse hedge-apples
  • Flower

    Dioecious, emerging with the leaf, very inconspicuous
  • Bark

    Shredding outer bark that is irregularly divided by deep furrows, dark orange inner bark, lemon-colored sapwood

Where to find the Osage Orange