‘Tai-haku’ (great white cherry). A strong-growing Sato-zakura (Japanese village cherry) with an upright spreading habit. The single white flowers are exceptionally large, and held on long, stiff pedicels (flower stalks), usually emerging in mid-April when the coppery new foliage has just started to unfold. Under optimal conditions this cherry forms a large, open branched tree of great beauty. The flowering cherry aficionado, Collingwood Ingram, repatriated this ancient cultivar to Japan after it was discovered that it had been lost to cultivation there. He was hailed as a hero as a result.