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Chinese Corktree Phellodendron chinense

Phonetic Spelling
fel-oh-DEN-dron chi-NEN-see
Description

Chinese Corktree is a deciduous tree from China and is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs in Chinese Medicine. It grows 20-30 feet tall and wide, preferring moist well-drained soils in full sun.

This tree may be difficult to find for sale in the USA.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Phellodendron
    Species:
    chinense
    Family:
    Rutaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    One of the 50 fundamental herbs in Chinese medicine
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 20 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Description:
    Plant is either male or female. Flowers in June.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Lanceolate
    Oblong
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Dark yellow-green leaves with 7-13 leaflets that are ovate-elliptic to oblong-lanceolate. Base cuneate to attenuate and oblique, apex mucronate to acuminate.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No