Sorbus torminalis at Bute Park

Sorbus torminalis 0

Sorbus torminalis
early June 2016

Sorbus torminalis 1

Sorbus torminalis flowers mostly dead
early June 2016

Sorbus torminalis 2

Sorbus torminalis
early July 2016

Grid reference ST 17606 77322
Common name Wild service tree
Common name Chequer tree
Origin Europe, Asia Minor & North Africa
Deciduous Yes
Status Glamorgan Champion 2016
Tag 2675
Height 16M June 2016
Girth 153cm June 2016
Reference 453

This tree is on the small lawn north east of the walled garden.

Sorbus torminalis bark

Sorbus torminalis bark
early June 2016

Sorbus torminalis leaf

Sorbus torminalis leaves
early June 2016

Sorbus torminalis flower

Sorbus torminalis flowers
early June 2016

Sorbus torminalis flower2

Sorbus torminalis flowers
early June 2016

Sorbus torminalis flower3

Sorbus torminalis flowers mostly dead
early June 2016

Sorbus torminalis fruit

Sorbus torminalis fruit
early August 2016

Sorbus torminalis fruit2

Sorbus torminalis fruit
early October 2018

General tree description

Sorbus torminalis is a large tree, up to 28 metres tall. It has grey bark that becomes black-brown with age and develops scaly plates. The leaves are maple-like, sharply lobed, glossy dark green, turning golden brown or red in autumn. There are clusters of creamy flowers in late spring or early summer, followed by brown berry-like 1cm diameter fruits.