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Merlot Redbud Tree Cercis canadensis 'Merlot'

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  • Merlot Redbud Tree
  • Merlot Redbud Tree
  • Merlot Redbud Tree

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Regular price $119.95 Sale price

  • 4-5 ft.

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Product Details

Mature Height: 12-15 ft.
Mature Width: 12-15 ft.
Sunlight: Part Sun (4 hours minimum) or Full Sun  
Growth Rate: Moderate
Botanical Name: Cercis canadensis 'Merlot'
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 6-9 outdoors
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      6-9 outdoors

Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors

(hardy down to 0℉)

Product Description

Compact Redbud with Deep Purple Foliage

Why Merlot Redbud Trees?

Merging everything you love in a Redbud into a smaller, more compact form, the Merlot is a phenomenal hybrid that delivers classic blooms with the twist of lustrous purple leaves that last all summer long.

You’ll also get new features that will make this tree even more desirable, like excellent drought tolerance and glossier leaves that stand up to summer heat with ease.

Vibrant red-purple leaves mean the Merlot lives up to its name. The most exciting feature of the new Merlot Redbud is the outstanding color of the foliage. First, you get its reddish-pink blossoms...then the reward of the Merlot's deep, dark purple leaves. Whether you plant this tree alone or amongst others in your garden, it takes your yard to the next level.

Why is Better

When you order your Merlot Redbud from Fast Growing Trees, you get a reliable, proven performer. Unlike Redbuds from big-box nurseries, your Redbud arrives at your door, ready to thrive.

We’ve taken care to ensure that your Merlot Redbud has the best head start on growth. Now, your tree is delivered with better branching for even more blooms...never bare-root like most other garden centers.

Our larger Merlot Redbud sizes can bloom as soon as the first year, so they sell out very quickly. Don’t wait - buy yours today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Select an area with well-drained soil and full sun to partial sun (4 to 6 hours of direct sunlight with some afternoon shade).

Dig a hole twice as wide as the diameter and as deep as your tree’s root ball. Place your tree, backfill the soil, and water to settle the tree’s roots. Finally, spread 3 to 4 inches of mulch over the planting site to conserve moisture.

2. Watering: During the first year, water your tree about once or twice weekly. If you’re not sure when to water, check the surrounding soil to about 3 inches down. If the soil is dry here, it’s time to water your tree.

After the first year, your Redbud can thrive on rainfall alone, but we recommend that you continue to check the soil. Soil should remain moist about 3 inches down.

3. Fertilizing: In early spring, apply compost or a complete fertilizer, such as 5-10-5. Spread evenly around the root zone of the plant according to the label instructions.

4. Pruning: Prune the tree in early summer after the tree is done blooming. Begin by removing any larger lower branches and branches that cross over each other or rub together.

Cut off the branches close to the trunk without leaving any stubs. If several branches need to be removed, remove gradually over a few months. In late winter, prune any dead or damaged wood and remove any shoots that are growing from the bottom of the trunk.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $13.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
$80.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99.00-$128.99 $29.95
$129.00-$148.99 $39.95
$149.00-$178.99 $49.95

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Robert L.
United States United States
I recommend this product
I am very happy i

I am very happy i choose Fast Growing Tree's for my new RedBud tree. It arrived timely and was in great shape. I planted it and it is doing great!. Thanks so much. Bob

Edward D.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Beautiful Tree

Gorgeous color on this tree.... looks great in the yard! Took a little longer than expected to arrive, but worth the wait. Overall excellent customer service, great product. Will certainly order again!

United States United States
I recommend this product
So far so good

We ordered 5 merlot redbuds; one came snapped about half way up the trunk (not fully separated, but it was floppy and def sad), but i lined up the cambium, taped it with a pencil for strength, and about a month later that tree seems to have recovered pretty well. It lost some leaves above the break, but kept most and kept all below the break. Not sure when it'll be safe to remove the tape, but I'm going to give it more time. Good thing they shipped it with a bag keeping the trees humid or we definitely would've lost that one I think. Other than that, all the trees were really healthy and have taken well to our yard :) we planted and put on a drip line, and have watered maybe 15-30 min a day depending on the day. We did more at the start especially due to the damaged one. Overall we are happy so far and very excited to see the trees grow in the next few years.

James A.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Merlot Redbud

The website, purchasing, shipping and communication has been excellent. I planted the tree the same day it arrives and there was some minor wilting which I kind of expected. We have followed the water instructions that were provided and the wilting went away but has now come back even worse and I am hoping it is just transplant shock and the tree will recover soon. Thank you for your concern and I will keep you posted

United States United States
I recommend this product
Merlot redbud!

Arrived in good shape and is growing well.