Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3822

Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

Non-native: Japan, Taiwan, Korea, ne. China, and e. Russia

Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in suburban woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 7-13 leaflets
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish-green
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
5(-8) sepals, connate at base
5(-8) petals
5(-7) stamens
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black or purplish-black
Drupaceous berry

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Phellodendron amurense   FAMILY Rutaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phellodendron amurense   FAMILY Rutaceae

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Phellodendron japonicum

 

COMMON NAME:
Amur Cork-tree, Northern Cork-tree, Japanese Cork-tree


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image of Phellodendron amurense, Amur Cork-tree, Northern Cork-tree, Japanese Cork-tree

Dixie Damrel    dzd_p_amurense_x_a

January    Pickens County    SC

South Carolina Botanical Garden

image of Phellodendron amurense, Amur Cork-tree, Northern Cork-tree, Japanese Cork-tree

Dixie Damrel    dzd_p_amurense_x_b

January    Pickens County    SC

South Carolina Botanical Garden

image of Phellodendron amurense, Amur Cork-tree, Northern Cork-tree, Japanese Cork-tree

Dixie Damrel    dzd_p_amurense_x_c

January    Pickens County    SC

South Carolina Botanical Garden

Outer bark is grayish-brown, soft, and corky, becoming rougher with age, per New Invaders of the Northeast and Northcentral US.

image of Phellodendron amurense, Amur Cork-tree, Northern Cork-tree, Japanese Cork-tree

Dixie Damrel    dzd_p_amurense_x_d

January    Pickens County    SC

South Carolina Botanical Garden

Berry-like, 1cm fruits remain on the tree through early winter, per New Invaders of the Northeast and Northcentral US.