Merlot™ European Bird Cherry - Prunus padus 'Merlot™'
Very uniform, upright growth habit with attractive deep burgundy foliage which is retained throughout the growing season. Fragrant white flowers. Strong grower with very consistent branching. Abundant deep merlot-red fruit in the fall.
Water regularly as needed. Feed in spring with an all purpose fertilizer prior to new spring growth. Little pruning is necessary but try to develop central leader when young to promote branching strength. Prune broken or damaged limbs.