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Amur Cork Seedling

Amur Cork Seedling

Species: Phellodendron amurense

History: Amur Cork is native to Eastern Asia where it has long served a variety of uses. It is one of the fifty essential herbs in traditional Chinese medicine and is used to treat a variety of ailments. Dye extracted from the bright yellow inner bark has insecticidal properties and was used on important documents including the Diamond Sutra, one of the most important Buddhist sutras. It was introduced to the US in 1856 and by the 1900s was being planted widely as an ornamental tree. In some States it is considered an invasive species.

Why We Grow It: These hardy trees have quite the storied history and make appealing ornamental trees. The banana yellow inner back is a fascinating sight to behold.

    Fruit Specs

    Recommended Use: Ornamental, medicinal

    Fruit Size: n/a

    Storage: n/a

    Harvest: N/A

    Growing Specs

    Canadian Hardiness Zone: 3

    Soil Preference: Adaptable to a variety of soils

    Flowering Time: Summer - Early

    Bloom Colour: Green

    Pollination Requirements: Dioecious, a male and a female plant are required for pollination

    Sun/Shade Requirements:

    Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)

    General Growth Habits:

    Tree reaches 10-15m tall, spreading growth habit with a rounded canopy. Quite tolerant of urban conditions and generally has few pests. Berries are inedible.

    Shipping vs. Pick Up

    CLICK HERE to see how shipping compares to pick up.

    Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

    Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

    Size at Purchase

    Our ungrafted fruit tree seedlings, nut tree seedlings, berries, and other miscellaneous plants are categorized into the following sizes excluding the roots:

    • 5-15cm
    • 15cm+
    • 30cm+
    • 60cm+
    • 90cm+

    All of these heights exclude the roots since seedlings and some berries will often have a lot of root growth but relatively little vegetative growth (ex. our Shagbark Hickories seedlings are often 5-15cm above the soil but will have roots that reach 20cm+ in length).

    Not all of our berries and seedlings will be available in all of these grades since growth rate can vary significantly across species and even varieties. While we remain competitive in our plant size, it's also worth noting we don't use synthetic chemicals to push vegetative growth, therefore you may find conventional nursery stock larger in some instances comparatively. 

    Why plant small? It's best to transplant when a plant is young so it can establish its roots before it has a lot of vegetative growth. This is much less stressful on it and bareroot plants tend to catch up and even surpass larger potted ones planted at the same time, after a few years.

    Orders that are cancelled last minute due to size (being "too small"), will still incur the applicable cancellation fees if the plants are true to our grading standards as per the agreement of sale when the order was placed.

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