Prunus 'Dream Catcher'
Common name: 
Dream Catcher Flowering Cherry
Pronunciation: 
PROO-nus
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf deciduous tree, small, to 25 ft (~7.5 m) tall and about 15 ft (4.5m) wide, upright habit, vase-shaped.  Leaves alternate, simple, dark green, fall color yellow-orange.  Flowers appear in spring before leaves, about a week after one a parent, Prunus x incam 'Okame', abundant, single, petals clear medium pink, calyx dark red.  Fruit small, red then quickly turns black.  Readily eaten by birds.
  • Sun  Grows on well-drained soils of various types.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 6      An open-pollinated seed of Prunus x incam 'Okame' was collected in 1978, germinated, grown, and planted for evaluation in field trials.  Several selections from this population were made in 1984 by Dr. Donald Egolf.  One seedling, after further evaluation, was named 'Dream Catcher'.  It was officially released in March, 1999.
  • Corvallis: Sunset Meadows Arboretum, along Country Club Drive, tree position # 54.
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  • flower buds and flowers, start of bloom

    flower buds and flowers, start of bloom

  • flowering branches, near end of bloom

    flowering branches, near end of bloom

  • flowers, near end of bloom

    flowers, near end of bloom

  • flower

    flower

  • new leaves at petal drop

    new leaves at petal drop

  • leaves

    leaves

  • leaf

    leaf