Cercis Merlot

SKU: 124

Cercis Canadensis Merlot

Need some help? Contact us at orders@impressiveplants.com.au

  • Spectacular burgundy feature tree
  • Great alternative to Forest Pansy
  • Stunning heart shaped foliage in red wine tones
  • Compact size, ideal for small gardens and planter pots
  • Provides wonder colour contrast to garden designs
  • Striking Autumn foliage colour change
  • Mature plants grows to 4 meters


8 People watching this product now!

Fast Shipping

Carrier information

20k products

Payment methods

24/7 Support

Unlimited help desk

2-day Delivery

Track or off orders


The standout feature of the ‘Merlot’, also known as “Redbud” is its vibrant and varied red foliage. The leaves can range from deep burgundy to rich wine-red, providing a striking contrast in the garden. As a feature tree, ‘Merlot’ can be strategically placed to draw attention and enhance the overall aesthetics of your landscape. Ideally suited for in-ground planting, the tree can be incorporated into various garden styles, including mixed borders, woodland gardens, or as a standalone specimen. ‘Merlot’ can also thrive in large planter pots, making it a versatile choice for smaller spaces, patios, or balconies. This allows for flexibility in placement and design.


Product Specifications

  • Botanical Name: Cercis Canadensis Merlot
  • Common Name: Cercis Merlot / Redbud
  • Mature Height: 5 meters
  • Mature Width: 4 meters
  • Foliage: Heart shaped foliage with variation of red tones
  • Flowers: Brilliant display of pink – purple toned flowers in spring
  • Form/Habit: Upright, compact
  • Uses: Specimen, focal point
  • Deciduous/Evergreen:¬†Deciduous
  • Drought Hardy: Medium
  • Sun: Full sun – Partial shade
  • Maintenance: Low, no need to prune
  • Water Requirement:¬†Moderate, prefers well-drained soils
  • Planter Suitability: Yes
  • Native: No


Commonly Asked Questions

Will the foliage on Cercis Merlot change colour during Autumn?

One of the most spectacular features of this Redbud is its autumn foliage color change. As Autumn approaches, the leaves may transition to shades of orange, yellow, or even more intense reds, adding another layer of seasonal interest.


What is the best position to plant Cercis Merlot?

‘Merlot’ Redbud prefers full to partial sunlight. Ensure it receives adequate sunlight for optimal growth and foliage coloration. If you prefer to keep Cercis Metlot in a planter pot, choose a large container with sufficient depth and width to accommodate the root system of the tree. A larger container provides more soil volume and stability for the tree. Keep in mind trees grow slightly slower in a planter pot than they would if planted the ground, they also have slightly higher water levels, especially in warm months.


Do I need to prune Cercis Merlot?

Once ‘Merlot’ Redbud is established, it generally requires minimal pruning for maintenance purposes. Prune as needed to maintain the desired shape and remove any dead, damaged, or diseased branches.


Looking for a beautiful alternative to Cercis Merlot? Consider a Forest Pansy.