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Acidic, Chalky / Alkaline, Clay, Most soils, Well-drained
Hardy (Cold winter)
Flowering in Apr, May
Height (when grown)
The Wild Service tree is an increasingly rare and wonderful deciduous tree with upright sweeping branches of textured bark. Clusters of white flowers in spring/early summer is followed by edible, (but not tasty) green-brown fruit. Lobed leaves similar to Maple turn a rich coppery red in autumn. A fully hardy native tree giving valued help to wildlife.
Growing to a height and spread of approx. 13m x 8m the Wild Service tree likes sun or partial shade, and are best grown in moist, well-drained soil of clay, sand and lime-based soils. Low maintenance, it will tolerate atmospheric pollution and dry conditions.
The Sorbus is a hermaphrodite with the reproductive parts contained within each flower. The flowers develop into green-brown oval fruit in mid-autumn.
Cultivation: Wildlife gardens, low maintenance
Soil: Well-drained, moist soil. Clay, sand & lime based.
Position: Sun, partial shade.
Aspect: South, west, east, north facing
Foliage: Deciduous, lobed green leaves, good autumn colour
Flowering: Clusters of creamy white flowers late spring
Fruiting: Edible green-brown fruit in autumn.
Habit: Spreading, upright sweeping branches
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Growth: Fairly vigorous
Benefits to Wildlife: Very helpful
Height & Spread in Maturity: Approx 13m x 8-9m
History: Sadly, the Service Tree is becoming rare. Wild Service trees are often to be found in the Oak and Ash woods and in pockets of ancient woodland. Native to Britain and parts of Europe, Africa and Asia, it is an ancient-woodland indictor. Finding one while exploring could be a sign that you are in a rare habitat.
The tree is watered before being carefully packed by one of our experienced staff on site. It comes in a cardboard box lined with straw. (We try to use as much recycling material as possible) The box is addressed to the customer or a specified name and address and sent out overnight delivery to arrive on requested dates.
Please note the size of the tree that you are ordering, as our trees are provided for our clients to plant themselves, which may appear at a small size rather than the fully grown tree as shown in the photos.
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