Phellodendron amurense - Amur Corktree
Phellodendron amurense - Amur Corktree

Amur Corktree

Phellodendron amurense

  • Rounded, broad, spreading crown with horizontal branching
  • Non-showy yellowish-green flowers
  • Compound yellowish-green to green leaves in the summer
  • Fall foliage is an undistinguished yellow
  • Grayish-brown bark on mature trees is ridged and corky
  • Bloom Time: May to June

ZONE:
4

HEIGHT:
13-14 m

SPREAD:
9-10 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


A good landscape tree for large lawns or parks. Avoid planting close to streets and roadways as lower horizontal branching may create problems.  

Additional Notes about Amur Corktree:


Potential invasive species.

Though the map shown on the link doesn't show it, Phellodendron has been found in Quebec as well. Consider alternatives such as the seedless varieties, or native trees: Gymnocladus dioicus, Celtis occidentalis, Carpinus caroliniana and others.

Characteristics & Attributes


ATTRIBUTES:
Fall Color
Deciduous
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Yellow
Green
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen