Purple Pixie® Weeping Loropetalum

Rated 4.67 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

$18.98$42.98

  • 2.5 Quart
  • 2 Gallon
  • 3 Gallon
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Scientific NameLoropetalum chinense 'Peack' PP18441
ExposureFull sun to part shade
Bloom/FeatureVibrant pink blooms stays purple all year
Avg. Dimensions1-2' H x 4-5' W
USDA ZonesUSDA Zones 7-10
SoilRich soil with good drainage
WaterMedium
UsesSlope, Groundcover, Container, Border, Mass Planting

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. Afterwards, this weeping loropetalum will periodically rebloom through fall with smaller flower displays.

The Purple Pixie grows to 1-2′ H x 4-5′ W.

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, groundcover, mass planting, or slope planting.

For a bold color and texture contrast, try planting with the Lemon Lime Nandina, Everillo Carex, or the Sunshine Ligustrum.

 

Purple Pixie Loropetalum Care

Plant in USDA Zones 7-10.

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 soil with good drainage. Loropetalums commonly 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 that will improve its chances of long-term success. During the second growing season, 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.

 

 

Using this weeping loropetalum in your landscape

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Scientific NameLoropetalum chinense 'Peack' PP18441
ExposureFull sun to part shade
Bloom/FeatureVibrant pink blooms stays purple all year
Avg. Dimensions1-2' H x 4-5' W
USDA ZonesUSDA Zones 7-10
SoilRich soil with good drainage
WaterMedium
UsesSlope, Groundcover, Container, Border, Mass Planting

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6 reviews for Purple Pixie® Weeping Loropetalum

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mama Crab

    My 2 gal. Purple Pixie Loropetalum arrived healthy & in great shape. The only concern I have is when I planted it all the dirt crumbled & fell away from the roots when I removed it from the pot. However, so far after about a week it still looks good & isn’t showing any signs of stress.

  2. Rated 3 out of 5

    Jackie Sullivan

    I received 3 Pixie Loropetalum in 2 shipments. Since the holes were already dug, all three plants were in the ground within an hour of delivery. I was amazed at the condition of the plant that arrived on Sept 7th considering the distance it traveled to California. It was pretty, perky and looked great. The 2 plants that arrived on the 8th were suffering, the leaves were dried and curled and I am giving them special attention and hope they make it. My rating of 3 would have been higher if all the plants were in as good a condition as the first one.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Connie Bassett

    Look great! Exactly what I needed for large pots

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kristen Holloway

    I love these plants! They were very well packed and in great condition upon arrival. I was very impressed with the speed of delivery as well. I will definitely order again!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    raycolee (verified owner)

    Wow! Extremely pleased with my order. I ordered 6 of these lorapetalums and they were very well packaged and the soil was still damp upon arrival to me. The plants looked as good if not better than a shrub I would hand pick from a nursery. I am very impressed and will definitely be ordering again.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    lhubbell (verified owner)

    I used a couple of these in mixed container arrangements; they look fabulous draping over the sides of the containers and I can’t wait for them to bloom in the Spring. As always, they arrived in wonderful condition and were packaged extremely well with no damage.

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