Hill Cherry

Prunus serrulata 'Tai Haku'

Hill Cherry - Prunus serrulata  'Tai Haku'

Common Name: Hill Cherry
Genus: Prunus
Species: serrulata
Cultivar: 'Tai Haku'

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting bark, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 10.00 m (1000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 10.00 m (1000 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: Bronze, Green, YellowFlowering Period: April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained


  • Other features: it has the largest flowers of any cherry tree

Pale pink buds cover the branches in mid-spring opening to large often 6cm (2˝in) wide white flowers which hang in small clusters among the young bronze foliage. The leaves turn rich green as they mature through the summer before turning shades of yellow and orange in autumn. The coppery-red glossy peeling bark is a bonus. This vigorous spreading tree provides a dazzling display in spring which makes it a lovely tree for all gardens.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Prune in summer to reduce the risk of silver leaf and bacterial canker. Cut back any dead, diseased or branches which cross to healthy wood.

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