Spreading deciduous tree from southern USA. Bark is dark orange. Leaves are oval-shaped, dark green in colour turning yellow before they fall. Flowers are tiny, yellow in colour and are borne in summer. Following the flowering is the production of large, wrinkled fruits. NB: leaves and fruits let out a sticky milky substance which can mildly irritate the skin. Maclura pomifera grows to about 15m high and 13m wide. This tree is drought tolerant.