50 years to reach maturity
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Wild Service Tree Overview
Sorbus torminalis is commonly known by the names Wild Service Tree and Checker Tree, amongst others. It is a deciduous tree species from the Rosaceae family. This hardy tree has a spreading habit, growing to around 25m in height. Leaves are lobed and display attractive autumn colouration, turning red-brown. Flowers appear from early summer, they are cream in colour and lead onto small brown fruits. Grow in full sun to partial shade, in moist, well-draining soil. Now thought to be better named Torminalis glaberrima.