Cercis x 'Merlot' Plant Patent #22,297
|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.|
|Mature Size||Reaches 12 to 15 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.