Amur Cork Tree – 6/24/21

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 6/24/21

Observation Time: 3:40 p.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Farm (TTOR)

Common Name: Amur Cork Tree

Scientific Name: Phellodendron amurense

Comments: Phellodendron amurense is a perennial tree that can grow from 35-45 ft. (10-14 m) tall. The tree has a short trunk with spreading branches. The bark is thick and corky.

This tree is demonstrating invasive characteristics in suburban and urban fringe forests. It escapes intended plantings to invade and displace native hardwood forest. Note: only female plants have potential to become invasive. Phellodendron amurense is native to eastern Asia and was introduced into the United States in 1856. Trees prefer full sun and rich soils.

More Information: Invasive Plant Atlas