Wild Service Tree ( Sorbus torminalis )
Height : 4 m to 18 m included
Origin : Central and Southern Europe
Environment : edges of broadleaf forests, open scrubs, on low mountains up to 800 m altitude; on various soils
Climate : temperate
The Wild Service Tree is a rustic species, that prefers acidic deep clay soils, but adapts well also to stony calcareous soils. It is found on the hillsides or low mountains, at the edges of broadleaf forests, but also in open scrubs. It is a heliophile species that thrives in the full sun. It grows slowly but it’s long-lived. It’s often planted to re-colonize wasted lands, but recently also in city parks because of the decorative blossoms and fruits.