Friday, January 16, 2015

Sorbus domestica - True Service Tree


General Information
Common Name True Service Tree
Scientific Name Sorbus domestica
Sun Tolerance Full Sun
Height 15 - 20 m (48-65 ft)
Spread 6 -8 m (20 - 30 ft)
Growth Rate Fast
Bloom Time Spring
Color Green,
Flower Color White
Type Tree
Native Asia, Europe, USA.
Classification
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
SuperdivisionSpermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Rosales
Family Rosaceae – Rose family
Genus Sorbus L. – Mountain Ash
Species S. domestica

Sorbus domestica - True Service Tree
Sorbus domestica commonly called True Service Tree. It is native to western, central and southern Europe, northwest Africa and southwest Asia. This is a long living tree, with ages of 300 – 400 years.
It is a deciduous tree. It is growing to 15–20 m (48 – 65 ft) in height. Sometime reach to 30 m (99 ft) and trunk up to 1 m diameter. The bark is brown, smooth on young trees, becoming fissured and flaky on old trees. In the winter buds are green, with a sticky resinous coating. The leaves are 15–25 cm long, pinnate with 13-21 leaflets 3–6 cm long and 1 cm broad, with a bluntly acute apex, and a serrated margin on the outer half or two thirds of the leaflet. It blooms white flowers in spring. The flowers are 13–18 mm diameter, with five petals and 20 stamens; they are produced in corymbs 10–14 cm diameter in and are hermaphrodite and insect pollinated. The fruit is a pome 2–3 cm long, greenish-brown, often tinged red on the side exposed to sunlight. The fruits looks like a apple-shaped or pear-shaped.
 Fruits, seeds and wood of True Service Tree can be widely used for food production, pharmaceutics, cosmetics and craftsmanship. It is also plants for landscaping in the park or beside the road.


Sorbus domestica - True Service Tree Leaves


Flowers of True Service Tree

Sorbus domestica - True Service Tree Green Fruits

Sorbus domestica - True Service Tree Fruits

Fruits of True Service Tree

True Service Tree Fruits

Sorbus domestica - True Service Tree Fruits

Fruits of Sorbus domestica

Sorbus domestica - True Service Tree

Sorbus domestica - True Service Tree Fruits

Seeds of True Service Tree

Bark of True Service Tree

Sorbus domestica - True Service Tree in Autumn

Sorbus domestica - True Service Tree

Sorbus domestica - True Service Tree

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I study true service trees for a number of years because these are beautiful trees. Can you give us the location(s) of the trees that are represented here? I suppose they are in England: this is to prepare a journey to admire them not only on pictures. I have already found 2 such trees (as of today in the internet) in London, a place named Clapton Square.

Arnould, France

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