The Purple Diamond Loropetalum from the Southern Living Plant Collection is a true landscaping treasure, exemplifying magnificent royal purple foliage and spectacular purple-pink ribbon blossoms that bloom from spring until summer.
The foliage of Purple Diamond Loropetalum will hold their color all year long providing new and exciting ways to create contrast in landscapes. This is a colorful evergreen shrub that is perfect for mass plantings or as an informal hedge. Loropetalum Chinense Purple Diamond is prized by new and seasoned gardeners alike for its ability to contrast beautifully with other ornamental plants such as Camellias, Ligustrums and ferns!
Purple Diamond Loropetalum is a full sun to partial shade plant and thrives when it receives 5-6 hours of sunlight per day. While it will tolerate a fair amount of shade too much shade may lead to long, leggy growth and reduced flowering.
Once established you will need to water most Loropetalums once per week. Loropetalums growing in pots may need to be watered more frequently as the container planters will dry out faster than the ground will. Water your plants deeply to settle and plant in well-draining, acidic to neutral soil.
Established plants will remain hardy in USDA zones 7a – 10b.
With a controlled growth habit that reaches 5-6 in height and 5-6 feet in width the worry of pruning season after that season is a thing of the past. With that being said… There are times you may still want or need to prune your Loropetalums and this is how it should be done!
Once your Purple Diamond Loropetalum has become established it will remain hardy in USDA zones 7a – 10b.
Space Your Purple Diamond Loropetalum 5-6 feet apart if you are looking to form a shrub border or when they are used in mass plantings. If you are looking to create a flowering evergreen hedge place them closer together, 3-4 feet, measured center to center.