Amur Cork

Scientific Name: Phellodendron amurense

Amur Cork Tree

Attributes

Deciduous
Flowering

Plant Family

Rutaceae

Origin

Eastern Asia

Form

Round to oval

Plant Size

30-50 feet tall, 40-60 feet wide

Description

The Amur corktree is a deciduous tree named for its cork-like bark and the Amur River. Native to eastern Asia, it grows rampantly in North America. It can handle drought and pollution, and can be found in many New York City parks. Its shape can vary widely — from very wide and short, to very tall and narrow. Two amur corktrees on opposite sides of the West Drive form a picturesque arch next to Winterdale Arch.

Amur Cork Leaf

Leaves

Broad, flat, pinnate, 10-15 inches long with 5-11 sharply pointed leaflets
Amur Cork Fruit

Fruit

.25-.5 inch drupe fruits that start green and turn black in the fall
Amur Cork Flower

Flower

2-4 inch clusters that form among the leaves
Amur Cork Bark

Bark

Thick with a spongey texture, light golden brown on younger trees, gray/brown on mature trees