Leaf Identification

The leaves of the Amur Cork Tree are about 11″ to 14″ long and are odd-pinnately compound with 5-11 ovate leaflets. It typically has pinnate and reticulate veins with entire margins. They are a dark green in the summer and yellow in the fall. .

Twig and Bud Identification

The twigs of the Amur Cork Tree are a beautiful, lustrous brown with lenticels (visible pores). The inner bark of twigs are bright yellow, and have raised U-shaped leaf scars. The buds are fuzzy and conical.

Bark Identification

The Amur Cork Tree has grayish-brown bark with ridged and almost “corky” projections.

Fruit Identification

Our campus only has one Amur Cork Tree, and it is male. This means it does not produce fruit. If it did fruit, the result would be fleshy, black drupes in big clusters.

Flower Identification

The flowers of the Amur Cork Tree are yellowish-green. They are non-showy panicles.

‘His Majesty’ Identification

This is a fruitless cultivar that forms a more vase-shaped habit. It is thought to be a hybrid of P. amurense and P.  sachalinense.