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Merlot Redbud Tree for Sale Online
Merlot Redbud Tree is a perfect spring flowering tree for smaller landscapes. This new hybrid sets new standards for purple-leaved redbuds. Leaves won't burn in the sun.
Outstanding Dark Purple to Burgundy foliage is similar to Forest Pansy Redbud, but with Texas Redbud in its genes, Merlot Redbud Tree boasts excellent drought tolerance and thicker, glossier leaves that stand up to summer heat.
Some additional reasons to love the Merlot Redbud, outside of its breathtaking foliage, is its attraction of pollinators and its tolerance to pests and diseases. The tree's deep pink spring blossoms will have your yard filled with all the good creatures of butterflies, birds and bees, and none of the bad!
|Mature Height:||12 to 15 feet|
|Mature Width:||12 to 15 feet|
|Classification:||Broad Leaved deciduous flowering tree, Shade Tree|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to Partial Sun|
|Foliage:||Rich dark Purple|
|Flower Color:||Bright Lavender-Pink|
|Pruning Season:||Late spring after flowering|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Tolerates moist soil and full sun. Full sun brings out the best fall color. Will adapt to drier sites|
How to Care for Merlot Redbud
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
Introduction of Merlot Redbud Tree:
This selection of Redbud was developed at a North Carolina State University breeding program initiated in 1998. Merlot Redbud tree is a distinct new cultivar of redbud that originated as a second generation descendant from the hybridization of 'Texas White' (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) x 'Forest Pansy' (Cercis canadensis). Bred as an alternative to Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy', it was selected for its dense semi-upright habit, glossy dark foliage, self cleaning flowers with low seed set, and tolerance to heat and drought, an improvement over Forest Pansy which has a spreading habit, dark matte foliage and prefers cooler conditions.