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Amur Corktree

Phellodendron amurense

GIS Coordinate:
N40 21.168 W94 52.980

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Leaves are opposite, pinnately compound, 10 to 15 inches long with five to thirteen leaflets

Native Locale:
Northern China, Manchuria and Japan

Mature Height:
30 to 45 feet

Mature Width:
Equal or greater spread

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 3b to 7

Soil Preference:
Can withstand acid or alkaline conditions, drought, polluted air

Growth Habit:
Broad- spreading tree with a short trunk and an open, rounded crown of a few large, often horizontally arranged branches

Rate of Growth:
Medium, 10 to 12' over a 5 to 8 year period

Disease and Insect:
Unusually free of pests

Landscape Value:

Additional Notes:

  • Bark: The unique bark has a ridged and furrowed cork-like pattern on mature trees.
  • Female trees produce fruit that has a strong odor when bruised. Used in China to make furniture and gunstocks


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