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Prunus serrulata       'Tai Haku'


Known as the 'Great White Cherry'. The largest flower of any Japanese Zakura.  Pure white flowers in Spring contrast with the emerging foliage, which is coppery coloured.  Broadly spreading horizontal growth.  Orange and red in Autumn. This variety was almost lost to cultivation until a single tree was found in Sussex, UK in 1923.  Since its near extinction, it has been planted widely throughout the world including a re-introduction to Japan where it was lost in cultivation.


Special features:  

Huge white flowers and horizontal growth habit.


Tree size* at 10 years:

Height: 5m  Width: 5m (15 feet x 15 feet)


*Please note tree sizes are give on averge only.  Variables to growth include, water availabilty, nutrition and site.


Cold Hardiness and Cherries.

All the varieties of cherries we grow are hardy to zone 5.  Please be aware that extremely cold temperatures can damage flower buds and thus winters that fall below -25C cherries may have very few flowers if any. 

Prunus serrulata 'Tai Haku'

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