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AMUR CORKTREE
Phellodendron amurense

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Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC

General Notes

Early leaf drop makes this tree a good candidate as a solar-friendly tree.

Has fragrant Fruit and Leaf.

Native to Eastern Asia.

Family: Rutaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 30 - 40 feet.

Width: 40 - 60 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Pinnately Compound Odd, Medium to Dark Green, Bronze or Gold, Deciduous.

Green or Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Black Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Winter Wildlife use it.

Bark Light Green or Light Gray, Blocky or Furrowed.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 9 and 14 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 7.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Clay or Loam Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Moderate on Coast.

Seaside Tolerance is Medium in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Armillaria.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Phellodendron amurense Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jun 24, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/phellodendron-amurense >

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