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Tree of the Week - January 26, 2005

Lovely Amur Corktree providing shade for a parking islandAmur Corktree

Phellodendron amurense -- Amur Corktree 

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 7 
Height: 35 ft
Spread: 35 ft
Form: rounded 
Type: deciduous tree 
Annual Growth Rate: 12 to 18 inches 

Comments: Amur Corktree has interesting and corky bark. The tree can be used on alkaline soils and is resistant to insects and diseases. 

Cultivars: 
'Macho' (Macho (R)) - A male, therefore seedless, cultivar described as having vase-like shape and strong growth characteristics. 
'Shademaster' - A vigorous male cultivar. 
'Supzam' (Superfection TM) - A male cultivar with an upright, pyramidal form. 

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