Great White Japanese Cherry, Large Trees

General Info RHS AGM, Wildlife Value
Shade Full Sun, Partial Shade
Area Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Well Drained, Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry
Colour White/Cream
Type Screening
Ornamental Autumn Colour, Fragrant
Flowering Apr, May

Prunus serrulata Tai-haku

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Prunus serrulata Tai-haku: Bareroot Great White Cherry Trees in Standard Sizes

Tai-haku is known as the Great White Cherry tree. It is a medium sized, spreading tree with large, fragrant, pure white blossom that appears on younger trees than most other cherry blossoms. It grows vigorously and is low maintenance. This is a good sized tree with a flat canopy and spreading branches. The large, white, scented flowers are up to 6cm across and absolutely cover the tree in April, just as the new, coppery coloured leaves are peeking out. Many gardeners consider it to be the best white flowering cherry tree. The dark bark is an attractive feature in winter, especially on a snowy day.
Young trees are upright and goblet shaped, but old trees will often be wider than they are tall, to about 7 by 7 metres, with a canopy that is both uneven and elegant, like the profile of a rolling mountain.

Browse our variety of cherry blossom trees or our full range of ornamental trees.

Delivery season: Ornamental cherry trees are delivered bareroot during late autumn and winter, approximately November-March inclusive.
Choosing a size: Small trees are cheaper, easier to handle and more forgiving of less than ideal aftercare, so they are best for a big planting project. If instant impact is your priority, or if you are only buying a few plants for use in a place where it is convenient to water them well in their first year, then you may as well use bigger ones. All our bareroot trees are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).

Features:

  • Height: To 7-9m
  • Soil: Any decently well drained
  • Use: Specimen, small garden, urban
  • Colour: Snow-white flowers in April-May
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Bareroot delivery only: November-March

Growing Prunus Tai-haku

Suitable for any well drained soil, and tolerant of urban pollution, it can handle light shade without affecting the flowers much, but as with most ornamental flowering trees it will give you the most value in full sun.

A little formative pruning to remove ingrowing branches in its early years will help it to develop an attractive form.

Did You Know?

We think that Tai-haku is an honorary native tree. It was extinct in Japan and thought to be lost to the world, until Captain Collingwood Ingram identified one specimen in Sussex in 1923. Every Taihaku alive in the world today comes from that single plant, and it was re-introduced to Japan in 1932. This tree has most deservedly won the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

The main photo is shown with the kind permission of the talented Jasper Tupman.

Standard trees are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level: their trunk's waist measurement. Unlike sapling trees and hedge plants, standards aren't measured by their height, which will vary quite a bit both between and within species.
So, a 6/8cm standard tree has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8cm and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10cm around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
On average, standard trees are 2-3.5 metres tall when they arrive, but we cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)

    £19.80

    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)

    £75.00

    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.


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

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