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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.
Cercis canadensis 'Merlot'
Prefers average well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep root system.
Glossy purple, heart-shaped leaves
Purplish-pink pea-like flowers in April