Amur corktree

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This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.

Scientific Name:
Phellodendron amurense


Native to:
Northern China, Manchuria and Japan

Mature Height and Width:
30-45 feet by 30-45 feet

Additional Notes:
Amur corktree is highly valued in its native East Asia where extracts from bark, leaves, and fruit are used to make insecticides, Vitamin supplements, and medicines used to treat a wide array of diseases.  In the some parts of the United States, Amur corktree is considered invasive and has formed dense stands that outcompete and exclude the regeneration of native tree species.