Wild Service Tree (Sorbus torminalis)
A rare tree which blossoms in white and turns to red during the Autumn months. Its timber is also one of the best hardwoods due to it being finely grained, dense and has amazing bending strength!
This medium-sized deciduous tree can reach a height of 15 to 25 metres. Although it can withstand a wide range of soil conditions, including chalky, shallow, dry soils and momentarily wet soils, wild service trees prefer deep, fertile soils. Although it can adapt to many different climates, lowlands are where it most frequently grows.
Its richly textured bark wraps its upright, spreading branches, giving it a lovely appearance. The tough young bark of the tree eventually crackles into vaguely rectangular scales that eventually peel off as it ages.
The large, glossy, deeply serrated leaves resemble those of a maple tree, and in the autumn, they display a beautiful array of bronze yellows and russet reds. In May, it bears a profusion of upward-pointing white flowers that emerge from the foliage.
- Can grow in almost any soil
- White blossoms
- Great for attracting bees
- Bark develops a unique chequer pattern as it grows
- It has become a very rare tree in the UK
Our trees are planted, grown and cared for on site. This means, once the seeds are delivered to us we plant them, establish them in our polytunnels and then harden them off. The trees you are delivered have been with us since seed and we look after them until the moment they leave.
Every tree is handpicked and packaged with the utmost care and attention to ensure your trees are delivered fighting fit to help against climate change.
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All postage and packaging charges for products delivered to the Mainland UK are included within the price. Additional charges apply for Northern Ireland, The Highlands & Scottish Isles, The Channel Islands, Scilly Isles & Isle of Man when ordering more than 8 trees.
As a guide, orders for 8 plants or more will be sent via a courier, 8 plants or fewer will be sent by Royal Mail.
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Your happiness is our business and that is why we individually check every single tree that we send out. If you have a concern about your tree, please get in touch with us within 7 days so that we can diagnose the issue. Very rarely, we might ask you to send the tree back to us in secure packaging to help us identify the issue but often we can identify the issue with photographs.
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