5ft Great White Cherry Blossom Tree | 9L Pot |Prunus Tai-haku

Code: TR01849L
5ft Great White Cherry Blossom Tree | 9L Pot |Prunus Tai-haku
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5ft Great White Cherry Blossom Tree | 9L Pot |Prunus Tai-haku

The Great White Cherry - Prunus ‘Tai-Haku’

This ancient Japanese cherry tree can add mystique and elegance to your garden. Once thought of as extinct in its native Japan, this beautiful tree was rediscovered here, in England, in a Sussex garden. Now all specimens around the world are descended from this one tree.

'Tai-haku' boasts flowers twice the size of normal flowering cherry tree flowers, being pure white in colour in the spring. It perfectly complements its bronze-red leaves when young. In the spring, copper colour foliage emerges, which later turns to a lovely autumn light orange.

The deciduous tree is medium sized and has a broad, spreading crown which makes it ideal for a specimen piece. It has also been awarded the Award of Garden Merit given by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), which helps gardeners make informed choices about plants.

Cherry trees are famously hardy and will require little care and attention once established. The stunning ornateness of the tree brings life to any area in where it's planted.

Variety Information

Habit Spreading
Flower Colour Pure White
Flower Type Single
Foliage Colour Bronze/Red (Spring), Dark Green(Summer)
Features Spring Blossom, Autumn Colour

Size Information

Supplied As 9L Pot
Height on Arrival Height can vary depending on when you purchase your tree, and what rootstock and variety combination you buy.1.5m (5ft)
Age 2 Years with 4 Year Rootstock
Rootstock Rootstocks determine the eventual size of your tree.Colt
Eventual Height & Spread Our cherries are grafted onto dwarfing rootstocks, which reduce vigour, producing trees better suited to the average sized garden. 5m x 5m (16 x 16ft)
Supplied As Height On ArrivalTitle Supplied By Price Link Image
Bare Root 1.5m Bare Root Primrose-Supplied Tree
Primrose£49.99 View Here
9L Pot 1.5m 9L Pot Primrose-Supplied Tree
Primrose £47.99 This Product
12L Pot 1.5m 12L Pot Frank P. Matthews-Supplied Tree
Frank P. Matthews £80.99 View Here
Optional Extras
  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
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  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
    Add +
  • Tree Planting Kit - Tree Stake, Tie and Empathy Rootgrow
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
    Add +
Selected items will be included with your purchase

Key is to regularly water newly-planted trees, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure you choose a location where your tree has enough space, which you can calculate from a variety's eventual height and spread.

Bare root & containerised trees have different planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak your tree's roots in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with containerised trees it is important to drench your tree's rootball. With bare root it can be useful to prune woody roots back a few inches, while with containerised trees, it is important to free any spiralized roots growing around the rootball's circumference. With bare root trees, dig a hole so as to ensure the graft point is above the soil, while with containerised trees, ensure the pot sits no lower than an inch below ground.

Bare root & containerised trees also share planting requirements. Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Stake your tree no more than 2-3 inches from the stem, pointing away from the prevailing wind. Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. Give your tree a good watering. Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem. Tie the stake to your tree, leaving space for growth. Place a rabbit guard around your tree.

Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Check ties to ensure there is no rubbing. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.

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We have developed an eco friendly polypot currently in use across our 9L range. The polypot uses less than 20% of the plastic compared with a normal pot and, unlike most garden center pots, is recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling to encourage a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in a specially made, extra thick, cardboard box with a clamp to hold the pot in place at the bottom of the box. This prevents any movement during transit, keeping your plant safe.

We wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transport. This extra bit of protection prevents them from drying out and makes sure your tree gets off to a flying start.

We use the same specialised box as our potted trees to ensure safe transit.

Cherry blossom trees are easy to grow. Your tree’s growth and output will likely be fine providing you followed our planting and care instructions. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: Cherry blossom trees can be found growing in far colder regions than the UK and therefore the UK’s mild winters will not affect your tree.
  • Position: Cherry trees benefit from being planted in full sun. Planting your tree in a sheltered spot will allow the tree to put more resources into flowering.
  • Soil Types: Soil types are best ignored and remain an unwelcome confusion. Every plant will adapt to its conditions. Having said that, less than ideal conditions will reduce growth. Waterlogged soils will starve your tree of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis, cause its roots to rot and create the perfect environment for many diseases. Similarly, compressed soils can starve a tree of oxygen and water, so do not compress the soil when planting. Aeration can be improved further with mulching.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.3/5 (8 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Item as described and in good condition. Well packed, too."

Reviewed Thursday, 9 August 2018

Rating: 3/5

"Not yet received. Not due until end of month, as discussed"

Reviewed Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Great price when compared with other online stores"

Reviewed Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Rating: 4/5


Reviewed Thursday, 23 March 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Product looks good but as I'm not the intended recipient I may have to wait for feedback."

Reviewed Monday, 20 February 2017

Rating: 2/5

"Was a poor specimen of the tree with a dead leader with die back and large side shoot. It will never be a balanced tree as a result."

Reviewed Sunday, 22 May 2016

Rating: 5/5

"A good sturdy looking tree. Hope it takes well."

Reviewed Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Rating: 5/5


Reviewed Sunday, 6 September 2015

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