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Sweet Merlot


Sweet Merlot features rich dark red wine-coloured tulip-shaped flowers.

Sweet Merlot is a compact Magnolia, growing with a pyramidal habit.

Sweet Merlot magnolia trees for sale

    Sorry we have not produced any trees of this variety this season.


    Sweet Merlot is one of several Magnolias developed by New Zealand breeder Vance Hooper, using the popular Black Tulip crossed with Sweet Simplicity. Most inherit the dark red flower colour and compact size.

    Sweet Merlot characteristics

    • Gardening skillBeginner
    • Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
    • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
    • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • SunlightPrefers full sunSome shade
    • PruningPrune after flowering
    • Growth rateAverage
    • Site conditionsSheltered siteFree-draining site
    • Flower colourPink - dark
    • Flowering monthApril
    • Leaf colourGreen
    • Leaf colour - autumnGreen
    • Country of originNew Zealand
    • Annual cycleDeciduous

    Similar varieties

    • Magnolia
      Sweet Valentine
      Sweet Valentine shares the same parentage - a cross between Sweet Simplicity and Black Tulip.