Prunus taihaku - Great White Cherry tree 8/10cm girth

Prunus taihaku makes a magnificent specimen with a small/medium height and rounded to spreading habit. The Great White Cherry is one of the finest of all the cherries and possibly the best of the white flowering varieties. It bears large, 6cm diameter, single white flowers in small bunches on mass in spring which contrast beautifully with its young, copper coloured foliage. The leaves are dark green through summer and turn yellow/orange in autumn.   

This tree will grow to around 8m tall. Taihaku is the winner of many awards including the First Class Certificate in 1944 and the Award of Garden Merit in 2002

Prunus Taihaku is a great tree for larger gardens and parks with great seasonal interest. 

Grows in all well drained, moist soils in full sun or partial shade, avoid waterlogged areas.

If the availability below is not listed as 'In Stock' please contact us for more information regarding the item.

We are always updating the stock for sale at our tree nursery but some varieties may only be available through the winter season.

Local delivery / collection - items too heavy or large to ship by carrier.

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Out of stock - not available at present.

  • 8/10cm girth
  • £105.20

Availability: In Stock


Prunus Taihaku - Great White Cherry tree 

Plant Information

  • Size: 8/10cm girth. Girth in CM equates roughly to height in feet. For example: 10/12cm girth = 10/12ft in height.
  • Botanical name/s: Prunus taihaku
  • Common name/s:  Great White Cherry
  • Flower / Foliage: Large single white flowers in spring appear along with the coppery coloured young leaves for a great display. The 20cm long leaves age to dark green and turn yellow/orange in autumn.
  • Plant type: Deciduous
  • Flowering period: November to March
  • Mature height: 8-10m
  • Mature spread: Up to 8m
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Recommended usage: Ideal in any larger size garden or, park as a specimen to create great spring interest and cover all through the growing season.
  • Nursery grown: Yes

After Care / Plant Maintenance

  • Once planted, Prunus taihaku will need watering throughout the first growing season, but make sure not to over / under water.
  • Check tree tie / stake isn't rubbing and / or too tight or too loose on the trunk.
  • Check for and remove any dead, decaying, diseased or crossing branch.
  • Remove any weeds from around the base of the Great White Cherry tree (including grass).
  • Position/Aspect: North, south, east or west facing
  • Soil: All moist well drained soils
  • Hardiness: Prunus Taihaku is hardy in the UK
  • Plant maintenance: Low maintenance

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We will take your credit or debit card payment over the phone. Simply call us on 01376 340469 and one of our experienced team are always available to discuss your order 7 days a week.

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How can I expect delivery from King & Co?

Overnight to your door

We can delivery to you anywhere in England and Wales via an overnight courier service (two days for Scotland & Ireland).

Via Online Shop

Orders placed via our Online shop if placed by 12 noon Monday –Thursday can be delivered to you the very next day. If placed on a Friday - Sunday delivery would be on Tuesday.

We deliver by national overnight courier service.

Should you require a specific delivery date, let us know in advance and we will arrange for your delivery to arrive on your required date.

Every tree and plant is packed to ensure your order arrives safely.

For large trees or quantities of trees and plants

Please phone us to discuss, we are usually able to deliver to you via a dedicated vehicle.

For local deliveries

We will deliver to you in our local area and we will be pleased to arrange this with you whilst you are visiting our Nursery or via the phone. We also provide a planting service.

Planting service

We have our own installation teams to carry out planting in Southern & Eastern England. Please call us to discuss, we are always happy to provide you a quotation.