Maclura pomifera

Other Name

Osage Orange

Location

University of Melbourne, 156-292 Grattan Street, CARLTON, MELBOURNE CITY

File Number

T11864

Level

State

Statement of Significance

Horticultural value
Historical value
Outstanding example of species

Located in the Systems Garden, this is a large specimen notable for being a male tree and for its single trunk. The majority of the species is multi-trunked. The tree was planted by Frederick McCoy during Baron von Mueller's time c.1860-1870s and is now part of the remnant collection of plants systematically arranged by taxonomic order in the Garden.
Works in the vicinity have resulted in compaction and root damage to the tree.

Measurements: 18/09/1991
Spread (m): 14.2
Girth (m):2.8
Height (m): 14.6
Estimated Age (yrs): 120
Condition: Good

Access:Unrestricted
Classified 19/09/1991

Group

Parks, Gardens and Trees

Category

Tree