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Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question
for March 27th - May 7th, 2008

Picture of Prunus mume.  Click here for a larger image.
This is Prunus 'Dream Catcher', a recent
US National Arboretum flowering cherry introduction.

'Dream Catcher' is an initial release from the flowering cherry genetic improvement program at the U.S. National Arboretum. Well-suited to nursery production, it offers year-round ornamental features, high tolerance to insects and diseases, combined with ease of propagation and rapid early growth. 'Dream Catcher' has large, clear medium pink, single flowers that bloom in early spring (late March to early April); dark green leaves without blemish throughout the summer; yellowish orange fall color; and, an upright, vase-shaped winter silhouette. This deciduous, moderate-sized, upright tree is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 6 through 8 and grows and flowers well in full sun in well-drained soil. This flowering cherry is perfectly suited for smaller landscapes and will give you pleasure through all four seasons. You can see a 'Dream Catcher' specimen near the Administration Building. Please also review our plant Fact Sheet for 'Dream Catcher' here]. See 'Dream Catcher' and other flowering cherries in our "Self-guided Tour of the U.S. National Arboretum's Flowering Cherries" (online brochure here).

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