|Species:||Sorbus intermedia (Ehrh.) Pers.|
|Italian common noun:||Sorbo svedese|
Origin: Scandinavia, Balkans
Botanical characteristics: It is a small deciduous tree, up to 10 meters high with round and compact crown. Leaves are ovate to elliptic with 3-5 lobes near the base, toothed, dark green, grey-tomentose below, up to 12 cm long. It blooms large white flowers, which are 1.2 cm broad, clustered in corymbs up to 10 cm wide. The flowering is followed by oval-shaped fruits, which are about 1.2 cm broad, firstly green, secondly red-orange and finally reddish-brown when ripe.
Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It has no special soil needs and has an high resistance to pollution.
Use: It is especially used in the cities for the tree-lined avenues or in urban green areas. It is also ideal for small and wild gardens or woods.
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