Botanical Name: Cercis x ‘Merlot’ PP#22,297
Common Name: Redbud ‘Merlot’
Zone: 6-9
Height Average: 12-15′
Spread Average: 12-15′
Habit: Upright with a spreading habit
Culture: Part sun to full sun
Foliage: Dark purple leaves that thick and glossy
Flower: Small lavender/pink blooms in spring
Comments: Similar to ‘Forest Pansy’ but with better drought tolerance