Phellodendron amurense
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Phellodendron amurense

Amur cork tree
huang bai
Chinese cork tree

  family rutaceae 
  genus phellodendron 

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Genus  Phellodendron Species  amurense Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Amur cork tree   huang bai   Chinese cork tree Family  RUTACEAE Specimen number  S11658 Data source  HtZn p153;MedPl p245;Frgnt p358
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Tree Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  30' - 45' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Dry to moist Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-07b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 08-05 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Phellodendron amurense has attractive berries during the winter. Chinese cork tree (also known as Amur cork tree) has berries that are mildly resinous. Phellodendron amurense is known as huang bai in Chinese. This plant can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30� Fahrenheit. This species needs summer days with high heat. Full sun is needed for this plant to do its best. It prefers dry to moist soils. This species tolerates occasional periods of drought.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  yes Desirable qualities    Other interest  small clusters of black berries in late Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  antibacterial   antimicrobial   meningitis remedy   conjunctivitis wash Medicinal parts  Bark Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  yes Do no use if pregnant  yes Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Phellodendron amurense has too many possible beneficial herbal uses to fully enumerate. A few of its uses include: as an antibacterial, as an antimicrobial, as a meningitis remedy and as a conjunctivitis wash. See the medicinal properties section for the full list. Chinese cork tree (sometimes called Amur cork tree) is only to be administered with proper professional knowledge. This plant should not be used by anyone who is pregnant. Herbal remedies are only prepared from the bark.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  turpentine-like odor from the crushed berries Fragrance parts  Berries Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Resinous Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Phellodendron amurense is a native plant in the natural environment.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Leaves: Phellodendron amurense has glossy leaves. Flowers: Chinese cork tree (locally known in some parts as Amur cork tree) has inconspicuous flowers. Most often the flowers occur in either yellow or green. Bark: This plant has deeply furrowed gray-brown cork-like bark.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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