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1208 Sharp Road
Gunter , Texas 75058
(972) 372-4737

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Merlot Redbud

Merlot Redbud

Scientific Name: Cercis x 'Merlot'
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SIZE & GROWTH RATE

Average Growth Rate is 1’ Foot Per Year
Mature Size 15' Tall x 15' Wide

LIGHT NEEDS

Part shade

DECIDUOUS OR EVERGREEN

Deciduous

ACORNS?

No it doesn't have acorns

COLOR

New leaves are burgundy and then transition to a dark green by summer

SPECIAL FEATURES

Beautiful Lavender-Pink Flowers are Produced in the Spring
Leaves are Smaller than a typical Eastern Redbud.
New Leaves have a Beautiful Wine Color
More drought tolerant than Eastern Redbuds


The Merlot Redbud was selected by Dr. Dennis Werner from North Carolina State University in 2004 from 2nd generation descendants of a cross between a Texas White Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis ‘Texas White’) and a Forest Pansy Redbud (Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’). The goal was to develop a redbud that had small glossy leaves and semi-upright growth habit of a like a Texas White Redbud but also have purple leaves like a Forest Pansy and that was accomplished. When compared to a Forest Pansy, the Merlot have lavender flowers as compared to purple flowers on a Forest Pansy. The leaves are smaller, thicker and glossier than that of a Forest Pansy which it gets from the Texas White Redbud. The Merlot are also more compact and upright than Forest Pansy which it gets from the Texas White Redbud. Before any leaves are produced in the spring, they produce beautiful, lavender colored flowers which are then followed by glossy dark purple colored heat shaped leaves. In the summer the leaves the leaves fade to a dark green color with a hint of purple which remain until they turn yellow in the fall.

Name Container
Size
Trunk
Width
Tree
Height
Canopy
Width
Delivered & Planted
Price
Delivered Only/
Pickup Price
Row #'s Buy
Merlot 15g.75 - 1.25 in5.5-7 ft3-3.5 ft$315.00$205.00195Add to cart
Merlot 30g1.25 - 2.0 in6.5-8 ft3.5-5 ft$495.00$372.00194Add to cart