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Sweet Merlot

Magnolia

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

  • 3-year pot-grown tree £67.50
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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You can pre-order now for delivery from late September 2021 for pot grown trees (or early December for bare-root). You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.


History

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.