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 Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Purple
Flower Attributes: 
Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses: 
Shade Tree
Specimen
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Modern
Traditional
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
20-30'
Spread: 
10-20'
Flower Colors: 
White
Flower Seasons: 
Spring
Special Features: 
Fall Colour
Growth Habits: 
Upright
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 3
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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.

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