The bark of a Cork tree

Amur Cork tree | Phellodendron amurense

The older this tree gets, the more cork-like the bark becomes. Amur refers to the catchment area of the Amur River in Asia where it was discovered.

The Amur cork tree is a stately and fast-growing tree that is special in all seasons. In the spring it has yellow flowers, in the summer strongly scented leaves, in the autumn the leaves turn a beautiful yellow and bear berries. And in winter you can see the beautiful profile and the corky bark extra well. Also special: this tree is often wider than it is high. The hard wood is used for furniture and the yellow inside of the bark is used to make yellow dye.