Prunus Tai Haku

 

The Great White Cherry is a truely magnificent specimen. Once thought lost foever it was reintroduced back to its native Japan after a specimen was found growing in a Sussex garden. One of the finest of all the white cherries, it bears its large, single flowers profusely, contrasting beautifully with its young, copper coloured foliage turning green. Medium height and rounded habit. Its foliage can turn to a beautiful yellow / orange in the autumn. Height and spread 5-10m.

 

Does not like wet soils. Well drained fertile soil. Full sun, Hardy.

 

General Tree Planting and care

  • Water the Tree thoroughly and allow to drain fully
  • If the Tree is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Drive in one or two tree stakes a little off centre
  • Remove the pot gently, if the tree is well rooted cut off the pot
  • Position the tree against the stake if one stake is used or in the middle if two are being used
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well
  • Secure to the stake or stakes using one or two rubber adjustable straps
  • Water the tree and area thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring