Trees and Shrubs forum: Amur Cork Tree seeds

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Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Jul 15, 2017 1:04 PM CST
I wondered why some limbs were drooping to the ground. Amur Cork Tree. I only have 4 and would like more. Please tell me all you can about when and how to harvest seeds. Gene
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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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ViburnumValley
Jul 16, 2017 4:19 PM CST
I haven't spent any time collecting seeds of Phellodendron amurense - yet another dioecious species. They appear to ripen in late September into October as well.

You can just snip the entire fruiting cluster off, and then clean the pulp (which has an interesting fragrance) off the seeds. I have squished a few, and enjoyed the citrusy aroma.

Here are a couple images from Durand-Eastman Park in Rochester NY:
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If you want MORE plants, contact someone in the mid-Atlantic growing region, where this species is a raging invasive pest plant.
John
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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gasrocks
Jul 17, 2017 7:02 AM CST
Thanks for all the info. Not invasive here I do not know of anyone around here who has one except me. Gene

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