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Cercis x 'Merlot' PP22297

Redbud - Eastern

'Merlot' Redbud is a very exciting cross of 'Forest Pansy' and texensis 'Texas White', made by Dr. Dennis Werner of NCSU (he is clearly a very busy plantsman). The texensis genes enable Cercis x 'Merlot' to resist heat better, resulting in more lustrous, deeper purple foliage. The rose-purple flowers appear in April and May; finishing just as the leaves are emerging.

Height

20 Feet

Spread

18 Feet

Bloom Color

Purple

USDA Hardiness Zone

6
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
1 Cercis canadensis Merlot #7 7-8' (.75") (T.F.) (NATIVE-purple foliage, rose purple)
0 Cercis canadensis Merlot #10 (1.0") (T.F.) (NATIVE-purple foliage, rose-purple) 70 late July
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Native
Soil Conditions
Average
Bloom Time
Spring
Exposure
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Tolerance
Black Walnut Tolerant
Tree Type
Ornamental (<30')
Foliage Color
Burgundy/Purple/Red
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