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Merlot Redbud

Cercis x 'Merlot' Plant Patent #22,297

Pronunciation: SER-sis
SKU #05841
6-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Perfect for smaller landscapes, this phenomenal hybrid with lustrous, dark purple leaves. Foliage is similar to Forest Pansy, but with Texas Redbud in its genes, 'Merlot' offers excellent drought tolerance and thicker, glossier leaves that stand up to summer heat. Tight, dense, semi-upright habit. Bright lavender-pink flowers in spring. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Reaches 12 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Design Ideas Plant as a small specimen tree or in groups where the wine-red foliage will add dramatic color and contrast. Use as a focal point in shrub or mixed perennial borders. A wonderful understory planting, placed in the foreground of larger trees and shrubs. Spot near water gardens or ponds to add pleasing texture and color.
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Burgundy
CARE
Care Provide well drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Provide some shade and supplemental water in hot, desert-like regions. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

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