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PRUNUS 'Tai Haku'
Commonly known as Great white cherry
PRUNUS 'Tai Haku'
Dark green leaves to 20cm (8in) long, bronze when young.
Vigorous, spreading tree. Produces flowers to 6cm (2½in) across in clusters of up to 4
Hardy - very cold winter Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
Pests & Diseases
aphids, caterpillars, bullfinches. Silver leaf, honey fungus, blossom wilt, bacterial canker.
Place of origin
Single - Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
Serrulate see photos above
Elliptic see photos above
Pruning group 1
Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
RHS group 1
Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile
- Long established and widely grown Japanese flowering cherries
- Matsumae cherries
- Flowering cherries with other attributes
- Pruning drooping branches - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Pruning overlapping branches - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Prunus 'Okame', 'Kursar' & conradinae - Video Tip ondemand_video
- How to plant a tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- How to plant a tree
- Ties - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Restaking fallen young trees - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Fallen old tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Clearing up fallen beech tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing side shoots - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Pruning and Shaping Magnolia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Deer protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Weed Spraying - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing Ivy - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing wire protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Tree Survey - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Crown uplift - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing shoots below graft - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing peeling bark - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Maintaining variegation - Video Tip ondemand_video