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Merlot Redbud

Cercis x 'Merlot' PP #22,297

SKU
05841
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.
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Botanical PronunciationSER-sis
Average Size at MaturityReaches 12 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasPlant 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorBurgundy
Garden StyleRustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater 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

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