Redbud ‘Merlot’

Cercis x ‘Merlot’




If you love redbuds, you are going to fall head over heels for redbud ‘Merlot’! Not only do you get to enjoy the signature lavender-pink blooms in the spring, but this variety also has gorgeous heart-shaped dark purple leaves. The combination of flowers and foliage makes this redbud a real standout plant in any landscape. A hybrid between redbud ‘Forest Pansy’ and Texas redbud, you get the best of hybrid looks with Texas native plant toughness! ‘Merlot’ can handle the Texas heat as it grows to a height and width of 12-15’, making it the perfect size to tuck into foundation beds, or feature as a focal specimen plant. Plant in groups to anchor your landscape or create a showy backdrop.

Features & Benefits

  • Features vibrant lavender-pink spring blooms
  • Gorgeous dark purple leaves
  • Lovely weeping habit that offers winter interest
  • Glossy, leathery leaves allow this tree to stand up to more heat & drought
  • No pruning needed – allow ‘Merlot’ to grow in its graceful form
  • Excellent as a specimen planting or focal point in your garden

Care & Space

  • Can tolerant heat & drought in extreme drought, provide additional irrigation
  • Plant in to part shade, in well-draining, rich soil
  • Plant Height: 12-15’
  • Plant Width: 12-15’
  • USDA Zones 6-9