Native to: Northern China and Manchuria Crown: Broadly oval Height: 35 - 40 feet Width: 35 feet Growth Rate: Moderate
Characteristics: Amur Cork Tree is a broadly spreading tree with a short trunk and an open, rounded crown of a few large, often horizontally arranged branches. It has thick foliage, with leathery green leaves turning yellow in fall. The bark of this tree has an interesting furrowed quality that develops with age. It is resistant to most insects and diseases.
Negative Features: Some find the fruit a nuisance. Surface roots can cause problems with sidewalks. Seeds will germinate, use seedless forms.
Uses: Good for all street situations where room allows on arterial, collector and residential streets.
Comments: Amur Cork Tree is a good shade tree for tough urban conditions that is seldom planted. A cultivar 'Macho' is seedless.