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Amur Corktree
Phellodendron amurense
Amur Corktree form
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Female trees will produce fruit and self seed. In some areas of the country this has caused the tree to become a pest.
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 7 
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Mature Height: 25-40 Feet
Features: Broad habit is interesting in all seasons; deeply furrowed bark (becomes more prominent as the tree ages).
Culture: Full sun; moist, well drained soils, but tolerates dryness; tolerant of alkaline sites.
Cultivars:
  • 'Macho'-male cultivar
  • Shademaster:R: male cultivar
Mature Form: Broad spreading, with a short trunk (crown of the tree is usually much wider than it is high).
Native To: China
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
Yellow
 
Additional Notes: This tree has a wide spreading root system. This, coupled with the width of the crown, keeps it from being used streetside; male and female flowers are on separate trees; female trees produce small fruit that can be a minor litter problem.

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