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.
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.
single tree or planting in groups, landscape wood