Cercis x 'Merlot' PP #22,297
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 12 to 15 ft. tall and wide.|
|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 Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
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