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Purple Daydream® Dwarf Loropetalum

(82 customer reviews)

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About Purple Daydream® Dwarf Loropetalum

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



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.


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.

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Scientific Name
Loropetalum chinense 'PPI' PP25471
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Average Size
2-3' H x 3-4' W
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82 reviews for Purple Daydream® Dwarf Loropetalum

  1. Joe W (verified owner)

    Arrived quickly in excellent condition

  2. Slick Bailey (verified owner)

    Have ordered over 40 of the Daydreams have not had any issues are are healthy and doing very well, I’m pleased with my purchase, I’d buy more if needed and probably will!” !

  3. Dan Dinsmore (verified owner)

    The Loropetalum shrubs (7) arrived in good condition and would have been better if USPS kept the containers upright. The plants are in the ground and looking good! Thanks.

  4. Sam (verified owner)

    Great looking plants have ordered two times all look great! I need more to finish my project will order from this company again!!!

  5. Susan (verified owner)

    I couldn’t have hand-picked plants at a nursery any better than what I received. I’m so pleased!

  6. Sam Bailey (verified owner)

    Great plants looked very healthy

  7. Susan (verified owner)

    I was so pleased with this plant, I ordered more. They’re packaged to survive whatever Fedex can possibly throw at them and delivery was fast.

  8. Anne Mitchell (verified owner)

    100% satisfied!!! — quality and condition of the plants was perfect; shipping box was nothing short of amazing! Have ordered live plants from other online sources — most were “OK” — but none even came close to the exceptional experience I have had with this order! Thanks so much!

  9. Vicki Bennett (verified owner)

    Plant arrive safely and in good condition. Nicely shaped, look forward to seeing it grow!

  10. V E Wiggins (verified owner)

    Whoever designed the boxes for you guys did a superb job! Plants are totally protected and securely anchored so they don’t shift in transit which means your plants arrive with no broken twigs or branches. In addition, each pot is in a plastic bag that’s tied around the trunk. Keeps all the soil in the pot and holds in the moisture so the plants don’t arrived totally dry. Plant quality was excellent, all three Purple Daydream Loropetalum matched and look good from all angles. Also got a couple of Ruby Loropetalum and they also arrived in perfect condition. Well done everyone!

  11. Michele Stark (verified owner)

    not as healthy looking as the first 3 I ordered a week before. These were oddly tall and missing leaves on the bottom part of the plant. More root bound as well.

  12. Ruth Cummins (verified owner)

    Really a 3.5. Ordered 3 purple lorepetalum. Arrived looking good but by the next day, I rushed to get them in the ground. One was NOT looking good. A week later, 1 looks good, 1 looks “okay” and 1 looks really sick. Will continue watering and hoping.

  13. MaryAnn Luedtke (verified owner)

    My Purple Daydream lorapetalums (3 of them!) arrived in beautiful condition! I am thrilled with them – they look absolutely fabulous and are thriving in the garden. The packaging was excellent and it was simple for me to get the plants out of the boxes. I couldn’t be happier with the superb quality products I get from you. I’ve used Plants by Mail before and will use you again. Another happy customer!

  14. Jennifer (verified owner)

    Beautiful plants. Arrived healthy and bigger than I was expecting. Fast delivery. I look forward to purchasing again soon.

  15. Irina Morozova (verified owner)

    Super fast shipping, excellent quality plants and affordable pricing! Highly recommend to anyone!

  16. Judi K Perkins (verified owner)

    I received my six Loropetalum just as I had been notified and immediately unpacked them. They were so carefully packed for shipment and arrived in excellent condition. Six beautiful plants of uniform size and perfect for the area they were planted. I would recommend your company to anyone who desires great customer service and quality products.

  17. Carolyn J Henderson (verified owner)

    I received my 4 loropetalums yesterday, and I was very pleased for the fast delivery as well as the condition of the plants. They were larger than I had expected and in good condition. However, I ordered those that will have “ruby red blossoms.” Upon reading the plant identification tag it said that all of of them were going to have “pink” blossoms. I could have bought “pink” in my vicinity but definitely wanted “red.” Please tell me that these tags are wrong; I would have never bought “pink.” Except for the color, I would have given 5 stars. I watered as soon as I received them but really disappointed about the color if the tag is correct.

    • Team PBM

      Thank you for your review. I have contacted you directly through your email address. – Christy

  18. Mary Temple (verified owner)

    I ordered 3 2-gallon shrubs. They arrived quickly and in perfect condition. The plants are full and very healthy.

  19. Frank Federico (verified owner)

    After the Plants by Mail phone rep courteously & pleasantly answered our many questions, we ordered 33 plants to add color to our landscaping. Each plant was wrapped in a heavy bag which kept it moist on its trip & in a sturdy cardboard box which protected it from damage. All were in perfect condition & seem to be thriving in their new home. Would definitely order from Plants by Mail again and recommend them to all

  20. wreathsndecor (verified owner)

    I ordered 6 of these to go in the landscaping in front of my house. They arrived and are beautiful, full, and healthy. I will reorder from this company again.

  21. Karen (verified owner)

    This is the second time I have ordered plants through Plants by Mail. I couldn’t be happy with the plants!

  22. Michael (verified owner)

    Very healthy and beautiful shrubs, only one of the three shrubs had a split branch on the top (I believe it was damaged during shipping). Plants by Mail is a good company, prompt service and good quality plants. I will order more after the stock is replenished, right now a lot of the plants are out of stock.

  23. Lorie (verified owner)

    I purchased five 2-gallon shrubs. They arrived in perfect shape despite traveling all the way from Alabama to Seattle. The boxes were a little dinged up and had obviously been turned on their sides (if not upside down), but the plants inside were unscathed aside from a little loose growing medium. All of them are full and large – honest 2 gallons, unlike what I’ve received from other online suppliers. They are beautiful and I love them, I wish I could upload a photo to share how great they look.

  24. Curtis Balius (verified owner)

    My first time ordering plants by mail. The quality of the plants received were above my expectations. The packaging was very clever with the undamaged plants seeming quite comfortable in their packaging. Based upon my one time experience, I would highly recommend this business as I can’t imagine having a better plants by mail experience. I can’t recall writing a review for a merchant in the past but this was truly an outstanding encounter and I would recommend them without reservation.

  25. Randy Bauguess (verified owner)

    I am very pleased that my 12 ‘Purple Daydream Dwarf Loropetalum’ plants arrived most carefully packaged. Very gorgeous and healthy looking plants! Already producing beautiful and lovely dark pink string clusters of flowers! Looking forward to watching these plants grow and provide me with a striking Looking hedge!

  26. Lynn King (verified owner)

    Gorgeous shrub. Very healthy. Great communication with customer service.

  27. Jin Hong

    All plants came packaged very well and healthy.

  28. starlaebennett (verified owner)

    Received my 20 dwarf loropetalum shrubs today and in very excellent condition.

  29. christophersmith (verified owner)

    This was my first purchase from Plants by Mail. I bought four of the loropetalums. Despite taking some time to deliver to the west coast, the plants arrived in sturdy boxes with moist soil. These plants have fragile branches and some smaller ones did break in the shipping. This wasn’t a ding against the company, but just the reality of shipping such a plant. Overall, I’m happy with the selection, one that I could not source locally, and I plan on buying from them again.

  30. Brittany (verified owner)

    This was my first purchase from Plants by Mail. I am very very satisfied with my order and will definitely be ordering again! Plants we’re packaged very nice and all were healthy! I planted them the day that they came in and so far so good!!!

  31. kshirey (verified owner)

    Plants arrived healthy and full. Packaging was great.
    I am in zone 7 so I hope and pray they will get through our winters in good health.
    Very happy customer!

  32. Phyllis B. (verified owner)

    First purchase from Plants by Mail and I can say that I’m very satisfied. The delivery took a little longer than expected and the plants were a little disturbed in the packaging but not too bad. More importantly, there was no damage to the plants. I liked the way each individual pot was packaged. The soil was not able to leak out of the packaging and each pot was filled with more than enough soil. All of the plants were very healthy. I planted them almost a week ago and they are thriving so far and are very beautiful. I would definitely order again from this company.

  33. Stephan G Kinley (verified owner)

    Great products for the price and getting them delivered is awesome.

  34. gatekpr70 (verified owner)

    My second order of these beauties and the shipment did not disappoint. The beautiful purple and pink hues of the foliage and followers are simple yet dramatic in our landscape.

  35. gatekpr70 (verified owner)

    Pictures do not do these Purple Daydream® Dwarf Loropetalum justice. They are magnificent. I just can’t wait to see them flourish and bloom in our new landscape project. Thank you PBM!

  36. dther30 (verified owner)

    Plant came in excellent condition and was very well packed.

  37. Andrew McCormick (verified owner)

    Plants arrived in awful condition. Some were upside down while others were right side up within the same box. I purchased the (7) of the 3 gallon variety that could easily pass for a 1.5/2 gallon plant. Only 1 out of the 7 I ordered are comparable to what you would find at a local nursery. Pretty disappointed with the purchase and would not recommend.

  38. Margaret Stephenson (verified owner)

    Most reviewers had praises for the way their plants were shipped. I unfortunately had a different experience. My six little plants were mailed in a huge box and came loose from their cardboard sleeves during shipment. They therefore rolled around in the big box coming out of their pots and losing up to half of the soil they were planted in. One of them had a major branch broken off. Very disappointed after reading such glowing reviews!

  39. Jan Smith (verified owner)

    First time to order from Plantsbymail. But it won’t be the last! I ordered 12 of the plants; they arrived in perfect condition. The service,
    packaging and plants were perfect.

  40. Dani Castaneda (verified owner)

    My garden experienced the ice storm in Texas last February, and pretty much destroyed the newly planted loropetalums. The local nurseries inventory were very low. So I ordered a single Purple Daydream Loropetalum in April. It arrived quickly and beautifully. I was so pleased, I ordered 5 more in early September and am so grateful for the beautiful conditions that the plants arrive in. Thank you PbM for executing such thoughtful packaging.

  41. Beverly Jenkins (verified owner)

    Best plants I have ever bought. So hardy. They came in 2 days. I had already bought some locally, but they did not have enough. PbM plants are far superior.

    • Team PBM

      We deeply appreciate your kind words and your business. – Christy

  42. Janet Robinson Akins

    These plants arrived quickly. They were in a custom box to prevent breakage and were wrapped to hold moisture. I needed more than they had in stock so I also ordered from another online place. In comparison, Plants by Mail’s plants were twice the size and much healthier. I will definitely order from PbM again.

  43. candylloyd1610 (verified owner)

    Very nice shrub,well packed

  44. Lisa Reese (verified owner)

    I identified this plant as the perfect color and size, but none of my local suppliers could get it for me so I was happy to find it available here. I ordered six and they all arrived very full and healthy for a 2 gallon size – more so than I expected from online purchases from other companies. My only complaint is that I had received an email saying I would be told when the plants shipped so that I could track them, but they arrived without warning and I was not able to schedule planting them right away.

  45. Terry lynn Sewell (verified owner)

    Plants arrived in great condition and thriving beautifully. Very pleased.

  46. Elaine Rukavina (verified owner)

    I have to say I was skeptical about ordering plants on line, but I am very pleased to say they were spectacular. I will now order all my plants on line. Thank you.

  47. Cathy (verified owner)

    Plants arrived in great condition. Very please with my purchase.

  48. christine (verified owner)

    These plants are beautiful – dark purple leaves with festive, feathery, bright pink blooms. They are healthy, came packaged well, and are a fantastic contrast to my sunshine ligustrum!

  49. brandicroft (verified owner)

    Got my Loropetalum today and they are AMAZING !!!! So Healthy and pretty .. I hope they stay as beautiful ! Will for SURE order from here again !!

  50. Judy (verified owner)

    First time buyer, zone 7b. I Ordered three of these shrubs, two were fine. The third one arrived in poor, dry condition. I planted all and fertilized them with Plant Tone and they had water and sun. Checked it today and it is almost dead. Will give this company one more try because they get high ratings from my YouTube sites.

  51. Dani (verified owner)

    The packaging of the Plants by mail is the best I’ve ever seen. The plants arrive in beautiful condition. I’ve ordered, Rocket Orange Barberry, Everillo Carex, and Purple Daydream Loropetalum, all were impeccably wrapped.

  52. Amy Puckett (verified owner)

    I ordered 2 Purple Daydream Loropetalums which arrived this week in beautiful condition. We have planted them and look forward to seeing them grow.

  53. Krissa Arend (verified owner)

    Plants are very healthy, and securely packaged. I am very pleased!

  54. leisa_johnson

    My Purple Daydream Loropetalums both arrived in great condition. I was also impressed with the packaging.

    The staff at Plants by Mail were also very accommodating & helpful, and I wouldn’t hesitate to order from them again.

  55. Travis (verified owner)

    Plants showed up in great condition. No problems! They are starting to show new growth as we speak.

  56. Linda Masilek (verified owner)

    Such a beautiful plant; exactly what I expected ! Shipping was so fast. Thank you.

  57. fulmerwillis (verified owner)

    The deep, rich, dark purple color looks amazing when paired with gold, yellow and light green plants. This little prize is attractive and easy to take care of. The ideal plant to add contrast in a too green garden. An absolutely marvelous addition to my front yard garden space.

  58. Pam (verified owner)

    These plants are beautiful. I ordered 4 altogether. 2 in the 2 gallon size and 2 in the 2.5 QT size. The 2 gallon arrived healthy and they’re beautiful, flowering already. The 2.5 QT size were very small and are taking longer to establish with some browning. Can’t wait for them to grow up!

  59. James Robbins (verified owner)

    Great colors. Packaged nicely

  60. James Robbins (verified owner)

    Love these plant. They are healthy right out the box.

  61. Kathleen Thore (verified owner)

    Extremely pleased with packaging and quality of the plant. Highly recommend Plants by mail.

  62. Mike M (verified owner)

    All of our shrubs came in great condition and in superior packaging to protect them. The shrubs from Plants by Mail
    are superior to the ones in local nurseries and at Lowes.

  63. Gail Ewing (verified owner)

    Plants arrived in a timely manner in excellent condition and are happily growing in the garden! Thanks for excellency!

  64. Paula Streit (verified owner)

    Purchased 8 of these plants in the 2-gal size and they all arrived healthy and beautiful!

  65. Christine (verified owner)

    The plants arrived in excellent condition and were packed extremely well and moist. I have never ordered bushes online but Home Depot did not have these in stock so I was excited to find Plantsbymail website and am very pleased with the quality.

  66. Lisa (verified owner)

    PBM notifified me that this shrub was back in stock and I ordered right away! The shrubs arrived a few days later in good shape, well packaged. I popped them in the pre-prepared bed about 3 weeks ago, and they’ve hardly skipped a beat with proper watering in our early heat wave in north Texas.

  67. Tricia Miller Stein (verified owner)

    Great service, plants arrived in beautiful condition. I will order again from them.

  68. Satish (verified owner)

    I have purchased these exact plants from 3 nurseries in the Dallas area. None of them survived past 2 weeks. Since I really like the plant, I decided to give the Purple Daydream from PBM a shot. Been 4 plus weeks now, the plants seem to be thriving. Another winner from PBM. Thank you.

  69. Wrenne Jakubiak

    Can I plant this in Chicago?purple Daydream?

  70. Nancy Wentz (verified owner)

    I received these plants and am very satisfied with them. The plants are beautiful with well developed roots and beautiful foliage. Looking forward to gorgeous shrubs…. Took a phone call to get them shipped in a timely manner.

  71. Kelly Woods (verified owner)

    The plants arrived very healthy. Shipping by FedEx was disappointing- all 17 of my plants arrived out of their dirt due to being shipped and delivered sideways. Thankfully Plants by Mail had each plant in a plastic bag, I’m hopeful that the roots will survive their planting. The quality of the plants is outstanding, so I might use this store again; however, I did have to email several times to request my plants after I’d received confirmation that my order was complete (before they were even shipped) and asking for a review.

  72. Satish (verified owner)

    I have had really good success with plants purchased from Quality of plants is good. Service is even better.

  73. Robert Spivey (verified owner)

    Beautiful healthy well packaged plants

  74. mrjlw5378 (verified owner)

    I was very pleased with my order of purple daydream. All the plants were full and thick. I will be ordering more when they come available!

  75. Marcia Myers

    Is Purple Daydream appropriate for Western North Carolina Zone 6 I believe (Henderson, NC)? Thank you.

    • Steve

      Hi Marcia,

      I just looked up Henderson in the USDA zone finder and it says you’re a 7B, which means Purple Daydream will work great in your zone!

      Let us know if you have any further questions.

  76. March (verified owner)

    Very happy with the two plants I received and the packaging used. Will purchased again with Plants by Mail.

  77. Tonia (verified owner)

    So happy with the quality of these plants! Traveled well and look fabulous. I will order again from this company.

  78. Eddy Keel

    when is best time to plant dwarf loropetalum purple daydream?

    • PBM Garden Expert

      Fall or Spring are both great times to plant. Depending on where you’re located, it may or may not be too late to plant right now (11/13/18). If you’re located in the deep south, you may still be able to plant them this year.

  79. rtorre02 (verified owner)

    Excellent little shrub for contrasting with green and yellow plants….I have four of these beauties. I’m impressed by the Southern Living Collection..and PlantsbyMail. The plants are healthy and shipped in a timely manner in excellent packaging. Recommended!

  80. ksthore (verified owner)

    I recently placed another order with Plants by Mail, and couldn’t be more pleased with the actual plant and packaging. This most recent order along with my previous one arrived on schedule in boxes that carefully protected the plants. Each arrived in exceptional condition. After spending many days without success looking for the plants, I was elated with finding what I needed online and receiving such great products.

  81. ksthore (verified owner)

    Very pleased with the packaging of the plants. They arrived in great condition.

  82. Becki P

    these bushes arrived as though I’d just purchased them from a nursery…very pleased

  83. Anonymous

    I received these plants and am very satisfied with them. The plants are beautiful with well developed roots and beautiful foliage. It remains to be seen how winter hardy they are in my area but i am very well pleased with them at this point.

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