Prunus 'Tai-haku'

10 lt pot (1.5-1.8m) £74.99
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Buy Prunus 'Tai-haku' hill cherry: Big, white, bowl-shaped flowers

This tree is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained fertile soil
  • Rate of growth: vigorous
  • Flowering period: April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Pale pink buds cover the branches in mid-spring, opening to large, often 6cm (2½in) wide, white flowers which hang in small clusters among the young bronze foliage. The leaves turn rich green as they mature through the summer, before turning shades of yellow and orange in autumn. The coppery-red, glossy, peeling bark is a bonus. This vigorous, spreading tree provides a dazzling display in spring, which makes it a lovely tree for all gardens.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Prune in summer to reduce the risk of silver leaf and bacterial canker. Cut back any dead, diseased or branches which cross to healthy wood.

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Hello I am looking for a cherry tree with cherries the garden birds can eat. Is this a good option? My garden is 7m x 7m and I was hoping that I could prune to keep the tree small enough if needed. Is this possible with the Tai Haku?


Hello, I'm afraid this cherry does not produce fruit so would not be suitable, but a better option would be Accolade, which is slightly smaller (it's bet not to keep them cut back too hard). Please click on the link below to take you straight to it.


I'm hoping to plant one of these in my garden but it would only be about 12 feet from the house. Can you tell me how far the roots spread and would this be too close to the house? Thanks.


Hi there This is a lovely tree but I wouldn't recommend planting a Cherry tree this close to the house. Cherries trees have spreading roots close to the surface, and this particluar variety is a vigorous grower which when mature can have a 10mt branch spread. Sorry to disappoint you.


How do I plant my Cherry blossom tree? Hi, What is the depth of hole I should dig for the Cherry tree 10L pot please? What type of compost should I use? Should I plant the pot the plant comes in as well or remove it before planting? How often should I be watering this tree if I plant it within the next two weeks? i.e. Ever other day for two weeks, etc. Regards, Scott

Scott Gilmour

Hello Scott, You should dig a hole twice as wide and deep as the existing rootball of the plant. You should then dig in lots of composted organic matter (or John Innes No 3 compost) and backfill until the plant will sit (without its pot) at the same soil level as it had in the pot. You can then gently backfill the sides around the rootball and firm it down without compacting it. As for watering, this will depend on a number of factors, but to be sure all you need to do is keep an eye on it and water it when the surrounding soil feels dry. We do have an article on how to plant on our site which you may find useful - just click on the following link to go straight to it. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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