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Tree comparisons



Cercis
Merlot

Merlot is an upright spreading Cercis with purple blossom followed by wine-red leaves which turn green over the summer.
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Growing


Cercis
Merlot
Gardening skillBeginner
Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
Attractive foliage
Autumn foliage colour
Variegated foliage
Summer foliage colour
Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
SunlightPrefers full sun
Tolerates shade
PruningDo not prune
Site conditionsFree-draining site
Occasional drought
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Identification


Cercis
Merlot
Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
Flowering monthMay
Leaf colourGreen
Leaf/Flower sequenceFlowers appear first
Annual cycleDeciduous
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