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Phellodendron amurense

Phellodendron amurense
  • BOTANICAL NAME: Phellodendron amurense
  • PRONUNCIATION: fel-o-DEN-dron a-moor-EN-se
  • COMMON NAME: Amur Corktree
  • FAMILY: Rutaceae
  • NATIVITY: China, Japan
  • GROWTH HABIT: Broad-spreading tree 30'-45' tall. Medium growth rate.
  • HARDINESS: Zone 4-7
  • CULTURE: Full sun, adaptable to many soils. Drought-and pollution-tolerant; does much better in more hospitable conditions.
  • LANDSCAPE USE: Good medium size tree with dark green foliage.
  • FOLIAGE: Opposite, pinnately compound 5-13 leaflets, leaflets ovate-lanceolate, 2 1/2" - 4" long. Good dark-green summer color and a poor yellow in the fall.
  • BUDS: Small, ovid with 2 overlapping bud scales. Buds encircled by the leaf scar.
  • BARK: Deeply ridged and furrowed on older trunks, similar to cork in appearance.
  • FRUIT: Black drupe.
  • PESTS: None serious.