Great White Cherry 9L Pot - Prunus 'Tai-haku'

Code: TR01849L
Great White Cherry 9L Pot - Prunus 'Tai-haku'
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Great White Cherry 9L Pot - Prunus 'Tai-haku'
Prunus 'Tai-haku' (Great White Cherry) - 9L Pot

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.

The '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.

  • Flower Colour: White in spring
  • Foliage Colour: Bronze and red in spring/dark-green in summer
  • Approx. Growth Height: 4-6m
  • Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150cm
  • Tree is approx 2 years old with a 4 year old rootstock
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Tolerance: Frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Exposure: Exposed, sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate
  • Scented: Barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects


  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: chalk, clay, loam, sand
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
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  • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Q:Does Height Really Matter?

A: Not As Much As You Might Think...
One stand out specification that customers often use to judge the value of a tree is the height.So should height directly correlate with the price of a tree? No, not necessarily.
To an extent the height of a tree can give you a good indication of its maturity but you must not forget: To grow a productive, well shaped, healthy tree you must prune it back regularly, especially when young.
Our trees often grow up to 2m in the fields before we prune them back and package them ready to send out. This pruning encourages the tree to grow more, stronger branches and ensures there is a good balance between the root size and top growth. This ensures that your tree puts energy into establishing a healthy root base instead of supporting top growth, providing a better foundation for your tree in the future.
So, in summary: Don’t let the extra 10/20cm you may find elsewhere sway you. You are likely to be paying extra for the delivery costs and, if you want a healthy tree in the long run, you’re going to have to chop it off anyway!

Caring and Maintenance

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.


  • Planting Distance: 6m

Suited to almost all, well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in an exposed or sheltered location in full sun.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.

Autumn is the best season for planting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

RHS Award of Garden Merit

The Award of Garden Merit or AGM is an award made to garden plants by the British Royal Horticultural Society after a period of assessment by the appropriate committees of the Society. Awards are made annually after plant trials (which may last for one or more years, depending on the type of plant being trialled) at RHS Garden, Wisley and other RHS gardens, or after observation of plants in specialist collections. This is intended to judge the plants' performance for conditions in the UK.

This is an example of our polypot - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season.
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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