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Phellodendron spp.

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Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Phellodendron Overview

This genus of hardy deciduous trees originates from Northeast Asia and is in the Rutaceae (rue or citrus) family. It is characterised by its tough, pinnately-divided leaves and clumps of usually yellow flowers followed by black fruits. Some species have corky bark giving rise to the common name cork-tree. These trees are cultivated for their year-round interest from the yellow flowers produced in Springtime to the Autumn leaf colours and textured bark.

How to propagate Phellodendron


You can germinate the seeds in spring.


Propagate from cuttings such as root cuttings in the winter.


Grafting or layering in summer.


Other uses of Phellodendron

Grown for their foliage which colours well in autumn.

Trees to Propagate by Root Cuttings

Winter tree roots are packed full of carbs, giving cuttings the best chance to get established.

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