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Purple Pixie Dwarf Weeping Loropetalum

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$19.98
  • Weeping eggplant purple leaves that last all year long
  • Matures to 1-2' H x 4-5' W
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 7 - 10
  • Plant in full sun to part shade areas
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Description

The Purple Pixie® Loropetalum from the Southern Living Plant Collection is a Loropetalum like no other! This evergreen features rich, eggplant-purple leaves that last all year long. However, what separates the Purple Pixie from the pack is its naturally weeping foliage. When used in the landscape, it forms an attractive mound of purple foliage. Furthermore, this Loropetalum truly shines in hanging baskets, window boxes, and other containers that allow the drooping foliage to cascade over the edges. Gorgeous elliptical leaves dangle gracefully while simultaneously adding a whole new level of color interest to the landscape and/or planter.

Besides dynamite foliage color, this variety features brilliant pink ribbon blooms as well. An initial considerable display of blossoms appears in spring. Afterward, this weeping Loropetalum will periodically rebloom through fall with smaller flower displays.

The Purple Pixie grows to 1-2 feet H x 4-5 feet W. Therefore, it's perfect for a groundcover.

This Loropetalum is more deer resistant than your average plant, however, it's not deer-proof.

Other than a container planting, some popular uses for the Purple Pixie Loropetalum are as an accent, mass planting, or slope planting.

Purple Pixie Loropetalum Care

  • Hardy from USDA Zones 7-10. We do recommend providing winter precautions during hard freezes in the first growing season, i.e. cover with freeze-cloth or a tarp overnight.
  • Prefers Partial to Full Sun. However, gardeners in the deep south of the United States should try to shield the Purple Pixie Loropetalum from intense afternoon sunlight.
  • Grows best in rich, slightly acidic soil with good drainage. Loropetalums may experience root rot when planted in soil with poor drainage.
  • Water 3-4 times per week during the first growing season to help the Purple Pixie grow extensive roots and improve its chances of long-term success. During the second growing season, supplementary water 2-3 times per week is generally sufficient.
  • Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer, such as 10-10-10, in early spring to promote growth and the overall health of your plant.
Companion Plants:
  • This selection's bold evergreen color creates a fantastic contrast with many many different types of plants. It pairs well with almost any type of Gardenia, thanks to their bright white flowers and the fact that they grow well in similar conditions.
  • Try planting it with some brilliantly colored evergreens, such as the Lemon Lime Nandina or the Sunshine Ligustrum. Either of these will contrast beautifully with the rich purple leaves of the Pixie.

How to use this weeping Loropetalum in your landscape

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

Purple Pixie Loropetalum Spacing Requirements

For seamless foliage mounds, plant your Purple Pixie Loropetalum 2.5' apart. For space between shrubs, plant them 5+ feet apart.

  • Scientific Name
    Loropetalum chinense 'Peack' PP18441
  • Hardiness Zone
    7, 8, 9, 10
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Dwarf, Flowering, Reblooming
  • Feature Color
    Green, Pink, Purple
  • Uses
    Accent, Border, Container, Foundation Planting, Groundcover, Mass Planting
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    Spring

Growing Zones : 7, 8, 9, and 10

Map of USDA Zones 7-10
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Purple Pixie Dwarf Weeping Loropetalum

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The Purple Pixie® Loropetalum from the Southern Living Plant Collection is a Loropetalum like no other! This evergreen features rich, eggplant-purple leaves that last all year long. However, what separates the Purple Pixie from the pack is its naturally weeping foliage. When used in the landscape, it forms an attractive mound of purple foliage. Furthermore, this Loropetalum truly shines in hanging baskets, window boxes, and other containers that allow the drooping foliage to cascade over the edges. Gorgeous elliptical leaves dangle gracefully while simultaneously adding a whole new level of color interest to the landscape and/or planter.

Besides dynamite foliage color, this variety features brilliant pink ribbon blooms as well. An initial considerable display of blossoms appears in spring. Afterward, this weeping Loropetalum will periodically rebloom through fall with smaller flower displays.

The Purple Pixie grows to 1-2 feet H x 4-5 feet W. Therefore, it's perfect for a groundcover.

This Loropetalum is more deer resistant than your average plant, however, it's not deer-proof.

Other than a container planting, some popular uses for the Purple Pixie Loropetalum are as an accent, mass planting, or slope planting.

Purple Pixie Loropetalum Care

Companion Plants:

How to use this weeping Loropetalum in your landscape

Planting tips for Acid Loving Plants

Pot size

  • 2.5 Quart
  • 1.5 Gallon
  • 3 Gallon
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