Redbud 'Merlot'

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Description

The foliage of this new and improved purple-leaved Redbud cultivar has glossy purple foliage that holds its color all season after blooming the typical pink pea-like Redbud flowers. 'Merlot' has a nice, compact, semi-upright habit and improved heat and drought tolerance. An improvement in nearly every way over the older purple leaf varieties. Best when situated in full sun.

Plant Details

Plants

Latin Name:
Cercis canadensis 'Merlot'
Plant Type:
Ornamental Tree
Care :
Prefers average well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep root system.
Light Requirements:
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun
Habit:
Rounded habit
Plant Height:
12-15 Feet
Plant Width:
12-15 Feet
Foliage:
Glossy purple, heart-shaped leaves
Bloom:
Purplish-pink pea-like flowers in April
Zone:
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
Special Features:
  • Attracts Songbirds
  • Low Maintenance