Wild Service-tree - Sorbus torminalis

    Description

    Tree to 25 metres but often less. Leaves with three or four pairs of triangular lobes, green on both surfaces but hairy beneath when young. Flowers 10 to 15 mm with two styles, white. The fruit is a brown berry which is finely dotted.

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    Habitat

    Tree to 25 metres but often less. Distinctive leaves with three or four pairs of triangular lobes, green on both surfaces but hairy beneath when young. Flowers 10 to 15 mm with two styles, white. The fruit is a brown berry which is finely dotted.

    When to see it

    In flower during May and June.

    Life History

    Deciduous.

    UK Status

    Infrequent but widespread in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Scarce in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 5 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map