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Merlot Redbud Tree

Cercis canadensis 'Merlot' (PP# 22,297)

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Merlot Redbud Tree

Cercis canadensis 'Merlot' (PP# 22,297)

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Botanical Name

Cercis canadensis 'Merlot' (PP# 22,297)

Outdoor Growing zone

6-9

Mature Height

12-15

Mature Width

12-15

Sun needs

Full Sun, Partial Sun

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AK, CA, HI, PR

The Merlot Redbud is a new, heat-resistant redbud with striking red-purple early foliage, turning burgundy by summer. The flowers appear on the bare branches in April, and they are a powerful and effective lavender purple color. This small tree grows 18 inches a year, quickly developing into a graceful multi-stemmed plant reaching 12 to 15 feet tall and wide. The foliage is unusually leathery and glossy, which, with its unique breeding, makes this plant especially suitable for warmer zones, coping with more sun and dryness, than most other redbud trees available. This tree is beautiful and worthy of being grown everywhere it will.

  • Bare spring branches covered in lavender-pink blooms
  • Powerful red-purple to burgundy foliage in spring and summer
  • More resistant to heat and drought than other redbuds
  • Trouble-free and fast-growing
  • Dark branches make a striking winter silhouette

Plant the Merlot Redbud in full sun or partial shade, in ordinary to moist, well-drained garden soil. It is hardy in zones 6 to 9. Pests and diseases normally don’t trouble it, and deer ignore it. It doesn’t suffer from the sunburn and leaf shriveling sometimes seen on redbuds grown in sunny and dry places in hot zones. No pruning is needed, and this tree will quickly develop into a beautiful addition to your garden.

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