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Euonymus phellomanus /Corktree

Euonymus phellomanus  / Euonymus phellomanus
Summer foliage and winged (corky) stems
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Summer foliage and winged (corky) stems

Close-up of the brown corky wings on the stems

Young tree showing corky wings on stems and trunk

Young plant at the Birmingham Botanical Garden

Close-up of young tree in late summer

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Scientific Name: Euonymus phellomanus
Common Name: Corktree
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a small deciduous tree that is not well known but is worthy of much more used where a small tree is needed. Rose-pink fruit open to expose red seeds in the fall. Reported to produce beautiful red autumn color.