name botanical:Sorbus domestica
other name:True Service Tree
family:Rose family (Rosaceae)
height:up to 15 m (49 ft)
The leaves of True Service tree are odd-pinnate with fine leaflets. The leaves are up to 25 cm (9.8 in) long with 13 – 21 serrated leaflets. The single leafs are 3 – 6 cm (1.2 – 2.4 in) long.
The white flowers form luscious cymes. The fragrance is unpleasant.
gender distribution:monoecious / hermaphrodite
The fruit is apple to pear-shaped, brownish and reddish on the sunny side.
The branches are first gray-tomentose, later glabrous and red-brown. The buds are green, oblong ovate and pointed.
bark:The bark is gray, small-scaly and flat-fissured.
location:Sun to half-shade
soil:loamy to strong loamy
ph value:neutral to strongly alkaline
single tree or planting in groups, landscape wood