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Purple Daydream Dwarf Loropetalum

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$19.98
  • Rich deep purple hues all year long
  • Matures to 2-3' x 3-4'
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 7-10
  • Plant in full sun to part shade
Pot size

Description

The Purple Daydream Loropetalum is a fantastic new addition to the Southern Living Plant Collection. Boasting a rich, deep purple hue, the leaves of the Purple Daydream Loropetalum remain captivating throughout the year. Unlike other plants, whose colors might fade with seasons, this gem keeps its striking appearance, making it a favorite amongst gardening enthusiasts. As if the purple foliage wasn't enough, come spring, the Purple Daydream surprises with pink ribbon-like flowers!

The Purple Daydream® is a dwarf variety of Loropetalum, conveniently reaching a compact size of 2-3' in height and 3-4' in width, making upkeep a breeze.

  • Use them as low hedges or borders along pathways, driveways, or garden beds. Their compact habit ensures they won’t overgrow the path but will provide year-round interest.
  • Plant them in large groups to cover vast areas, especially slopes where erosion might be a concern. Their roots will help stabilize the soil, and their consistent color provides an appealing ground cover.
  • Given its dwarf size, it's a great candidate for pots. Place them on patios, balconies, or by entrance ways for a splash of color.

Caring for Purple Daydream Loropetalum

Sunlight

The Purple Daydream Loropetalum is a versatile low maintenance shrub that will not require much from you to survive. While it thrives best in full sunlight, it can also adapt to partial shade. This adaptability ensures that it finds a home in various parts of your garden, be it a sunny patch or under the light shade of taller plants.

Soil Type

While the Purple Daydream does prefer well-drained soil it is tolerant of a variety of soil conditions. Be sure to avoid areas where water may stand to avoid waterlogged roots.

Planting tips for Acid-Loving Plants

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

For a seamless planting, space your Purple Daydream Dwarf Loropetalum 2 feet apart from plant center to plant center. For space between plantings, plant them 5+ feet apart.

  • Scientific Name
    Loropetalum chinense 'PPI' PP25471
  • Hardiness Zone
    7, 8, 9, 10
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Dwarf, Flowering, Reblooming
  • Feature Color
    Green, Pink, Purple
  • Uses
    Accent, Border, Container, Foundation Planting, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    Spring

Growing Zones : 7, 8, 9, and 10

Map of USDA Zones 7-10
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Purple Daydream Dwarf Loropetalum

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The Purple Daydream Loropetalum is a fantastic new addition to the Southern Living Plant Collection. Boasting a rich, deep purple hue, the leaves of the Purple Daydream Loropetalum remain captivating throughout the year. Unlike other plants, whose colors might fade with seasons, this gem keeps its striking appearance, making it a favorite amongst gardening enthusiasts. As if the purple foliage wasn't enough, come spring, the Purple Daydream surprises with pink ribbon-like flowers!

The Purple Daydream® is a dwarf variety of Loropetalum, conveniently reaching a compact size of 2-3' in height and 3-4' in width, making upkeep a breeze.

Caring for Purple Daydream Loropetalum

Sunlight

The Purple Daydream Loropetalum is a versatile low maintenance shrub that will not require much from you to survive. While it thrives best in full sunlight, it can also adapt to partial shade. This adaptability ensures that it finds a home in various parts of your garden, be it a sunny patch or under the light shade of taller plants.

Soil Type

While the Purple Daydream does prefer well-drained soil it is tolerant of a variety of soil conditions. Be sure to avoid areas where water may stand to avoid waterlogged roots.

Planting tips for Acid-Loving Plants

Pot size

  • 2.5 Quart
  • 2 Gallon
  • 3 Gallon
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