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Merlot Redbud TreeCercis canadensis 'Merlot' PP22297

21 reviews
  • Merlot Redbud Tree

    Deep red purple leaves all summer.
    Photo courtesy of PlantHaven International, planthaven.com

  • Merlot Redbud Tree

    The Merlot has glossier leaves than other redbuds.
    Photo courtesy of PlantHaven International, planthaven.com

  • Merlot Redbud Tree

    Classic Redbud flowers in spring.

* Images shown are of mature plants

Merlot Redbud TreeCercis canadensis 'Merlot' PP22297

21 reviews
Flowering Trees
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Stunning Redbud with Deep Purple Foliage

Why Merlot Redbud Trees?

Merging everything you love in a Redbud into a slightly smaller 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 FastGrowingTrees.com 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 $129 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 18 ft.
Mature Width: 20 ft.
Sunlight: Part Sun (4 hours minimum) or Full Sun  
Growth Rate: Moderate
Botanical Name: Cercis canadensis 'Merlot' PP22297
Does Not Ship To: AZ,OR
Grows Well In Zones: 6-9 outdoors
Your Growing Zone: #
6-9 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors

(hardy down to 0℉)

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Mona Q.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Gorgeous TREE

I am extremely please with every aspect of this tree. It was delivered quickly and packged very well. Much taller than I anticipated. The tree was in great shape, no signs of distress. I followed the easy to read and follow planting instructions provided in the box and planted the tree. It is growing and happy.

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Melanie R.
United States United States
I recommend this product

So far, so good

I was initially worried because all the leaves suddenly went brown and crispy about a week after I planted it...but I kept watering it and now there are new leaves coming in!

United States United States
I recommend this product

Tree Evaluation. So far so good.

Okay, I received this tree in a reasonable and it was well packed and in good condition.

Nancy S.
United States United States
I recommend this product


We love Fast Growing Trees and our new Merlot!! I recommend Fast Growing Trees to everyone!

Travis T.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Love this tree!

My trees arrived well packaged and ready to plant. They are beautiful trees and are doing great in the summer heat!