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Amur Cork Tree*

Phellodendron amurense

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Amur Cork Tree (Phellodendron amurense) at Creekside Home & Garden

Amur Cork Tree

Amur Cork Tree

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Amur Cork Tree (Phellodendron amurense) at Creekside Home & Garden

Amur Cork Tree bark

Amur Cork Tree bark

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Amur Cork Tree (Phellodendron amurense) at Creekside Home & Garden

Amur Cork Tree in fall

Amur Cork Tree in fall

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  40 feet

Spread:  50 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3b

Description:

A wonderfully picturesque wide-spreading tree valued for its distinctive form, tends to be low-branched with stout, broadly spreading branches when mature, interesting corky bark; most effective where it has lots of room to spread

Ornamental Features

Amur Cork Tree has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy pointy compound leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. However, the fruit can be messy in the landscape and may require occasional clean-up. The warty gray bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Amur Cork Tree is an open deciduous tree with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Amur Cork Tree is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Amur Cork Tree will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 50 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Shade 
Applications
Fall Color  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features