Prunus 'Dream Catcher'
Dream Catcher Flowering Cherry
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- 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.