Phellodendron chinensis
Common name: 
Chinese Corktree
Chinese Phellodendron
fel-o-DEN-dron chi-NEN-sis
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Deciduous tree, to 35 ft (10 m) tall and 40 ft (12 m) wide, spreading horizontal.  Bark dark grayish brown, thin, not corky.  Leaves opposite, pinnately compound (odd), 7-13 leaflets, oblong-ovate to lance-oblong, margins nearly parallel, 7-14 cm long, tip acuminate, base rounded or wedge-shaped, dark yellowish green above, wooly pubescent below; yellow in fall.  Flowers yellow-green, in compact, densely pubescent clusters (panicles), 5-6 cm long.  Fruit about 1 cm across, blue-black.
  • Sun
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5     Native to central China
  • Portland, Oregon: Hoyt Arboretum, near visitor center
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  • plant habit

    plant habit

  • leaves and developing fruit

    leaves and developing fruit

  • trunk, bark

    trunk, bark