Japanese Corktree (Phellodendron japonicum)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 20 to 35 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Other: Golden yellow fall foliage.
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: 1/4 to 1/2 inch fleshy black berries.
Fruiting Time: Fall
Late fall or early winter
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Other: Greenish-yellow
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Shade Tree
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

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