Cercis texensis 'Merlot' (Texas Redbud)
Zone: 6 - 9
Natural Range: Oklahoma and Texas
Light: Part shade, sun
Bloom Time: March to April
Pest Resistance: Deer
Attributes: Deciduous. Large shrub or small tree with multi - stemmed trunks. Dark purple leaved selection that turns yellow in the fall. Small pea like flowers are purple - pink in spring followed by brown - red pea pods.
Notes: Formerly known as Cercis reniformis. Known to have more drought tolerance and darker buds and flowers than Cercis canadensis.
Pot Size: Medium Band Pot 2'-3'