The Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift, otherwise known as the Armeria Pseudarmeria ‘Dreamland’ Plant Patent #30,601 or Red Chokeberry ‘Brilliantissima’, ‘Brilliantissima’ Chokeberry, Photinia pyriflolia, is a rather well known shrub plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.
Best known for its low maintenance and moderate growth, this shrub will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.
Fortunately, taking care of your Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift is not too difficult – as long as you follow our guidelines in this Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift Care Guide. Now let’s get started.
The fundamental caring guidelines for every Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift can be summed up into the following:
- Water: The Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift prefers constant watering each week and more during the hot season.
- Light: Keep your Armeria Pseudarmeria ‘Dreamland’ Plant Patent #30,601 in an environment where it can receive partial to full sun on a daily basis.
- Soil: Make sure to keep the Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift in soil with moist but well-draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of loam and clay.
And that’s practically it! If you keep these three factors in check, your Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift will likely have all it needs for it to survive and even thrive.
Scientific / Botanical Aspects
In botanical terms, the Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift belongs to the Rosaceae family, the genus Aronia and the species Arbutifolia, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Armeria Pseudarmeria ‘Dreamland’ Plant Patent #30,601 (ar-MER-ee-uh soo-dar-MER-ee-uh).
Other members from the Rosaceae family include Badja Peak Mint Bush, Cosmos Atrosanguineus, Berri-Magic® Japanese Skimmia, Yellow Raspberries, Aronia Arbutifolia ‘Brilliantissima’, Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose, Potentilla Fruticosa ‘Monsidh’, Forsythia X ‘Courtasol’, Prunus Serrulata ‘Kwanzan’, Malus ‘Red Delicious’, Taiwan Firethorn ‘Santa Cruz’, Rosa Banksiae ‘Lutea’, Solidago ‘Crown Of Rays’, Bradford Callery Pear, Dwarf Cherry ‘Meteor’, Malus ‘Yellow Delicious’, Wall Cotoneaster, Magnolia X ‘Daybreak’, Malus Domestica, Cercis Canadensis Var. Texensis ‘Oklahoma’, Phormium ‘Pink Stripe’, Blenheim Apricot, Prunus Cerasifera ‘Krauter Vesuvius’, Prunus Cerasifera ‘Thundercloud’, Cherry ‘Akebono’, Rose ‘Korberbeni’, Rosa ‘Golden Showers’, Large-Flowered Climber, Rosa X ‘New Dawn’, Spiraea Japonica ‘Conspiyet’ Plant Patent Applied For, Alchemilla Mollis ‘Thriller’, Weeping Flowering Cherry, Spiraea X Cinerea ‘Grefsheim’, Fuji Apple, Wild Roses, Prunus Laurocerasus, Prunus Salicina ‘Ozark Premier’ and Juneberry.
As with other Aronia’s, the Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift is a herbaceous plant, which means it will die back to the ground every year.
The Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift is a plant native to the Eastern North America.
As a rule of thumb, we recommend to always keep in mind your plants’ native region and environment, since these are the conditions that your Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift is most accustomed to, thus where it can most favorably.
With this in mind, the Armeria Pseudarmeria ‘Dreamland’ Plant Patent #30,601 will be most used to the heat zones in the 4 – 8 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a and the ideal climate zone is between 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 17.
Growth and Size
In terms of size and growth, the Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift is a relatively moderate grower, which makes things somewhat easy for any plant enthusiast.
But, what size of Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift are we talking about? What can you expect in terms of height, spread and spacing? Let’s dig in…
The Armeria Pseudarmeria ‘Dreamland’ Plant Patent #30,601 can grow up to 6′ – 10′ (180cm – 3m) in 6′ – 10′ (180cm – 3m) and 3′ – 5′ (90cm – 150cm) in 3′ – 5′ (90cm – 150cm).
These dimensions make the Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift a relatively medium shrub compared to others, so it’s best to keep this fact in mind since it will affect where you want to keep yours at home.
Also, expect it to grow in a wonderful mounding, and rounded shape, which is something worthwhile to remember when making your garden landscape plans.
This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 36″ – 60″ (90cm – 150cm) free so the Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift can spread to its best extent.
In terms of watering, the Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift is a fairly simple plant to take care of.
This is mostly because it has a straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.
Specifically, most experts agree that the Armeria Pseudarmeria ‘Dreamland’ Plant Patent #30,601 prefers constant watering each week and more during the hot season.
Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively average needs in terms of water.
As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift in soil with moist but well-draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive.
When you consider this, this is why you should aim to choose soil that has frequent standing water, good drainage, moist, and occasionally wet properties to keep the right moisture levels at all times.
In our experience, the famous ‘thumb’ or ‘finger’ test is what works best for the Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift since with it, you will be able to give it the right amount of water, every time – regardless of the environment or placement where you do decide to keep it.
As mentioned earlier, the Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift prefers to have soil with frequent standing water, good drainage, moist, and occasionally wet properties at all times, reason why you need to make the soil mix out of loam and clay.
In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably neutral to acid soil.
Light and Exposure
In terms of light & exposure, the Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift requires partial to full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions.
Most experts agree that this shrub will do well as long as you keep it in partial to full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.
Specifically, we recommend that you place your Armeria Pseudarmeria ‘Dreamland’ Plant Patent #30,601 in from full or deep shade (no direct sunlight or at most 2 hours per day), to little to partial shade (only 2-6 hours of direct sunlight a day), to full and direct sun (more than 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).
Being a herbaceous plant, the Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift will die back to the ground every year.
But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the spring (mid, late), the fall, and during the winter.
You can expect your Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift to flower around the spring months from April to June (spring).
In particular, this shrub is well known for its repeat flowering, flowers for cutting long bloom season, and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.
The Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift produces some beautiful pink, or pink and white flowers around this time of year.
The leaves from the Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift have a beautiful green color during most of the year.
You can expect the leaves from your Armeria Pseudarmeria ‘Dreamland’ Plant Patent #30,601 to be around (3-6 inches) in size.
Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance
The Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift is well known for being able to attract butterflies and birds, so keep that in mind when choosing your plant, as you’ll likely end up finding one or another in your garden.
Additionally, it has a special tolerance for wet soil, dry soil and animals like deer, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Armeria Pseudarmeria ‘Dreamland’ Plant Patent #30,601 will be fine.
How should you then organize your garden to include your new Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift? Here are some recommendations by expert gardeners.
Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of prairie and meadow, informal and cottage, and in traditional garden styles.
In particular, the Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift’s best location within your garden is in hedges and screens, beds and borders, and in ponds and streams, others use it for landscaping in a mass planting, ground cover, container, border, edging, firescaping/fire wise, or a rock garden.
Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift’s do well with some other plants beside it. One good companion plant is the Echinacea, which will pair up nicely with your leafy friend.
Others consider that a nice Veronica will work well too, so choose whichever you find works best for you!
And we’ve come to an end. Fortunately, that’s everything you need to know about your Dreameria® Dreamland Thrift to keep it safe and sound in your garden or home. Enjoy planting!