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Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Phellodendron amurense sachalinense.

Material uses

A yellow dye is obtained from the unthickened bark[1][2].

The bark is a cork substitute. It is used to make buoys, floats etc[2]. The bark of this tree is not corky[3][4]. Wood - heavy, hard, strong, close grained. Used for furniture, the interior finish of buildings, utensils etc[1][2].

An oil obtained from the seed has insecticidal properties similar to pyrethrum[5]. (This use is for the closely related P. amurense. It might also apply to this tree[K].)

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Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Phellodendron amurense sachalinense.


Ecosystem niche/layer

Canopy or Secondary canopy

Ecological Functions

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Seed - best sown in the autumn in a cold frame[4]. Stored seed requires 2 months cold stratification, sow in late winter in a cold frame[6][7]. Germination is usually good. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 7 - 10cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Pot up in autumn and over winter in a cold frame. Fair to good percentage[6].

Root cuttings - obtain in December and store in leafmold in a warm place for 3 weeks. Cut into 4cm lengths and plant horizontally in pots. Grow on in a warm greenhouse. Good percentage[6].

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Prefers a moisture retentive well-drained deep rich loam in full sun[3][4]. Grows best in areas with long hot summers[4]. Plants are gross feeders and require a rich soil if they are to perform well[3].

Dormant plants are very hardy, but the young growth is liable to damage from late spring frosts[3][4]. This species is closely related to P. amurense, differing in its non-corky bark[3].

Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.


Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

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Full Data

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Binomial name
Phellodendron amurense sachalinense
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Hardiness Zone
Heat Zone
full sun
no shade
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    Mature Size
    Flower Colour
    Flower Type


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    2. ? Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable ISBN 0094579202 (1974-00-00)
    3. ? Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
    4. ? Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.1 Schery. R. W. Plants for Man. ()
    6. ? Sheat. W. G. Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers. MacMillan and Co (1948-00-00)
    7. ? Dirr. M. A. and Heuser. M. W. The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation. Athens Ga. Varsity Press ISBN 0942375009 (1987-00-00)
    8. ? Ohwi. G. Flora of Japan. (English translation) Smithsonian Institution (1965-00-00)