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Superfection Cork Tree*

Phellodendron amurense 'Supzam'

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Superfection Cork Tree (Phellodendron amurense 'Supzam') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Superfection Cork Tree

Superfection Cork Tree

(Photo courtesy of Lake County Nursery)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  35 feet

Spread:  30 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Description:

A stately variety that tends to take on a more pyramidal form as it matures; an excellent landscape tree with interesting corky bark; this is a seedless and fruitless selection

Ornamental Features

Superfection Cork Tree has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy pointy compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The warty gray bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Superfection Cork Tree is an open deciduous tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Superfection Cork Tree is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Superfection Cork Tree will grow to be about 35 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 6 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Shade 
Applications
Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features