Prunus 'Tai Haku' at Cathays Cemetery

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Prunus 'Tai Haku'
early April 2021

Grid reference ST 17979 78338
Common name Great white cherry
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Map section S
Height 5M April 2021
Girth Inaccessible
Reference 668

This tree is on the Whitchurch Road boundary. Flowers typically measured 6.0 to 6.5cm across.

Prunus 'Tai Haku' flower1

Prunus 'Tai Haku' flowers, buds & emerging leaves
early April 2021

Prunus 'Tai Haku' flower2

Prunus 'Tai Haku' flowers
early April 2021

General tree description

Prunus 'Tai Haku' is a Japanese cherry of garden origin, growing to around 12 metres tall with a wide, spreading form. It is notable for its huge (6 to 8cm) single white flowers with a slight scent of almonds. These appear in mid to late April with the coppery-red young leaves. The leaves are also very large (15cm long) and they become dark green in summer.