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Phellodendron amurense

LHPrism Status 
Tier 2 - Emerging
LHPRISM Notes 

Phellodendron amurense: Amur cork tree

Plant Identification:

  • Growth form: deciduous tree named for its thick corky bark that can grow up to 50 ft high with a spread nearly as wide
  • Bark: light brown on younger trees, gray-brown, ridged, and furrowed on mature trees. Both have spongy or corky bark with a distinctive neon yellow  layer of inner bark
  • Leaf: opposite, pinnately compound and composed of 5-13 entire, dark green leaflets
  • Flower: hanging panicles of yellow-green flowers
  • Fruit: abundant clusters of green fruit that turn black and remain on the tree until winter

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