Wild Service Tree / Chequer Saplings

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Misc Edible Fruit / Nuts, Wildlife Value
Shade Partial Shade
Type Hedging, Native, Screening
Also Good Autumn Colour
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60/80 cm Bareroot Out of Stock £8.40Out of Stock£7.20Out of Stock£6.36Out of Stock£6.00Out of Stock£5.64
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Wild Service Tree - Sorbus torminalis

The Wild Service Tree is a medium-sized, deciduous, native tree that is now quite rare in the wild. It has flame shaped leaves that turn red and gold in the autumn, and produces white flowers followed by brown fruit; the flesh is edible and delicious, but the seed should be spat out as they are slightly toxic. The flavour is best when the fruit are overripe (but not rotten) and have been frozen and thawed. 

It can be used in a mixed country hedge in a sunny location. 

Its dark-coloured, fissured bark is covered in grey scales, giving older trees lots of character.

The trees on this page are saplings: you can buy larger Wild Service Trees in standard sizes.

The Wild Service Tree was planted as a woodland guardian by the Druids. It is also called the Chequer tree, and the Prime Minister's official country home is possibly named after it. Altogether beautiful and any fertile soil is suitable. To 25m

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    £7.20

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    1.2m & plants in p9 pots)

    £11.40

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    over 1.2 metres in height)

    £18.00

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Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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