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Plant Species of the genus Maclura

Information about this genus
Name: Maclura
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Frost hardiness varies with the species, as does drought tolerance. Most are easily grown in any moist well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Brighter positions usually result in more fruit, shade promotes foliage; thus male trees are best planted with a little shade, and females in the sun. Prune in winter after the fruit falls or in spring if winter frost damage is likely. Propagate from seed or from summer half-hardened or winter hardwood cuttings.
Description: Notable for their spiny branches, dye-bearing flowers and interesting fruits, this genus of some 12 species of evergreen or deciduous shrubs, trees and climbers occurs in the warm-temperate to tropical regions around the world. They usually have simple, pointed, ovate leaves, sometimes with downy undersides. There are separate male and female trees. Male and female flowers are similar yellow to green shades but the female flowers occur in larger clusters. The fruits are usually globose, often heavily textured, maturing to yellow or orange.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Maclura cochinchinensis 10?12
pomifera 6?10

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