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Phellodendron lavallei - Dode.
                 
Common Name Lavalle corktree
Family Rutaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Woods in mountains[58].
Range E. Asia - N. and C. Japan.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Phellodendron lavallei Lavalle corktree


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Phellodendron lavallei Lavalle corktree
   
Physical Characteristics
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Phellodendron lavallei is a deciduous Tree growing to 10 m (32ft 10in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jun to July. The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required)The plant is not self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
P. amurense lavallei. (Dode.)Sprague.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Canopy; Secondary;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Fruit;  Oil.
Edible Uses: Oil.

Fruit[105, 177]. This use refers to the closely related P. amurense, it almost certainly applies to this tree as well[K]. The fruit is about 1cm in diameter and has a strong scent of turpentine, it is produced copiously in Britain[200].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Cork;  Dye;  Insecticide;  Oil;  Wood.

The bark is thick and corky[200]. Can this be used as a source of cork[K]? The following uses are for the closely related P. amurense. They almost certainly also apply to this tree. A yellow dye is obtained from the inner bark[178]. An oil obtained from the seed has insecticidal properties similar to pyrethrum[57]. Wood - heavy, hard, strong, close grained. Used for furniture[74].
Cultivation details
Prefers a moisture retentive well-drained deep rich loam in an open position in full sun[11, 200]. Grows best in areas with long hot summers[200]. Plants are gross feeders and require a rich soil if they are to perform well[11]. Dormant plants are hardy to at least -20°c, but the young growth is liable to damage from late spring frosts[11, 200]. This species is occasionally cultivated for timber in S.E. Europe[50]. Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required. The fruit is produced copiously on trees in Britain[200].
Propagation
Seed - best sown in the autumn in a cold frame[200]. Stored seed requires 2 months cold stratification, sow in late winter in a cold frame[78, 113]. 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[78]. 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[78].

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