Redbud 'Merlot'

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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


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
Rounded habit
Plant Height:
12-15 Feet
Plant Width:
12-15 Feet
Glossy purple, heart-shaped leaves
Purplish-pink pea-like flowers in April
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Special Features:
  • Attracts Songbirds
  • Low Maintenance