About This Plant

The wild service tree, scientifically known as Sorbus torminalis, is a deciduous tree native to Europe and Western Asia. It is valued for its distinctive features and ecological importance. This tree can grow up to 25 meters in height with a narrow, upright crown.

The Story


Its pinnate leaves turn various shades of green, yellow, and orange in the autumn, adding to its aesthetic appeal.


In spring, it produces fragrant white flowers that attract pollinators and later bears small, berry-like fruits that are dark purple to black when ripe. While not typically consumed by humans due to their astringent taste, these fruits are essential food for birds and other wildlife, making the wild service tree a valuable contributor to woodland ecosystems and biodiversity conservation.
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