Amur Cork – Phellodendron amurense

Location: 7375 Westmoreland

Amur cork tree is native to the Amur River valley separating Siberia and China. The bark of this tree on mature trees is ridged and cork-like, hence the name. It grows 30-45 feet with low hanging lower branches which can touch the ground. The leaves are compound, pinnate, with 5 – 11 leaflets. The Amur cork is dioecious, with separate male and female trees. The flowers on the female tree produce pea-sized fruits, which when crushed are unpleasantly aromatic, as are the leaves also.

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