|Species:||Sorbus torminalis L.|
|Italian common noun:||Sorbo torminale, Baccarello, Ciavardello|
Origin: Europe, North Africa, Minor Asia
Botanical characteristics: It is a deciduous tree, up to 20 meters high with an irregular, expanded crown. Twigs are shiny, reddish-brown. Bark is scaly. Leaves are ovate, lobed and serrated, similar to those of maples, bright green and shiny on the upper side, while on the lower one is firstly pubescent and then glabrous. In autumn, they turn yellow to red-bronze. In May, it blooms white flowers in sparse corymbs, up to 10 cm wide. Fruit are ovoid, leaf rust, edible.
Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It is present throughout the territory, in broad-leaved forests up to 800 meters. It adapts to all lands.
Use: It is cultivated as ornamental plant for its flowering and berries, used in parks and gardens as a single plant or in groups. It is ideal for small gardens and wild gardens or woods. It is suitable for urban green areas, avenues, road embankments, river banks and industrial areas. It is suitable for reforestation of hilly and mountainous areas and for environmental clean-up. It is recommended in the areas of bird restocking for berry production.
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