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Purple Pixie® Dwarf Weeping Loropetalum

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About Purple Pixie® Dwarf Weeping Loropetalum

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.

How to Plant:

First, dig a hole three times as wide as the pot your plant came in. The Purple Pixie is a light rooting variety, so this will loosen up the soil around it and allow its roots to spread more easily. The hole should be deep enough that the top of the plant’s root ball is even with or slightly above the ground around it. Next, mix the native soil you removed from the hole with a bag or two of some good quality garden soil or composted manure. This will enrich the soil and provide additional nutrients for your plant to absorb over time.

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.

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.

Why Buy from

We carefully select healthy plants that are well-rooted in their pots and ready to thrive in your landscape. Then, we wrap the pot in a plastic bag to help the plant retain moisture and keep soil in place over its journey. If you’re unhappy with your plant on arrival, please contact us and let us know. We’ll do everything we can to ensure that you’re satisfied with your order.

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Common Name
Purple Pixie® Dwarf Weeping Loropetalum
Scientific Name
Loropetalum chinense 'Peack' PP18441
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Average Size
1-2' H x 4-5' W
Bloom Season
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49 reviews for Purple Pixie® Dwarf Weeping Loropetalum

  1. Maggie Vandehey (verified owner)

    The five plants arrived on time. They had fallen out of the cardboard pot separators and all fives were jumbled at the bottom of the outer shipping box. Two of them had several dried/broken leaves. I reseated them in the still moist soil, watered them and after babying them for a couple days they are perking up. I’ll send photos just in case they don’t fully recover.

  2. Jean (verified owner)

    My shipment of 4 was divided into 2 parts. The first two arrived within 3 days and were beautiful. I had to add a lttle soil to the top as the loose, barky soil in the pots was not sufficient. The other 2 arrived about a week later. They were practically out of the pots, soil everywhere. I filled them up with better quality soil and let them recover for a few days. However, I will say 2 things about these plants: 1) they were not ready to be put in 3 gallon containers, so their root system was weak 2) The potting medium was incorrect for this type of root system. The soil is far too barky without enough rich loam and manure, so there is nothing for the roots to cling to. The first 2 plants seem okay in the ground, but the second 2 are struggling. The root crowns are weak. This is the first time I have received plants in less than stellar condition, but it will not deter me from ordering again. I suggest they use the proper size container for the root system!

    • Team PBM

      Thank you for your feedback. With our plants it is very important to take them out of the container correctly when planting. Instructions are provided for each plant when planting. Properly it needs to be turned upside down onto your hand before placing into the ground. With the Loropetalums, especially, serious damage can be done to these plants when planting if they are pulled out of their containers from above. Loropetalums have very shallow root systems and will grow their root systems close to the top of the container. This is just a part of their genetic code per what this plant needs to grow. All our plants are assessed for proper sale time per their size container and are not released until they reach in place guidelines for sale. Our potting soil has also been researched and produced on property for the best environment for growing plants in our area, and has been very successful for decades. Happy planting – Christy

  3. Linda (verified owner)

    Plants arrived in great condition. Will be lovely addition to the landscape.

  4. Paul Dunsmore (verified owner)

    Terrible most have died they had hardly any dirt in them when shipped. It’s not hard to sort out I’ve bought plants from elsewhere and were great. It’s not hard

  5. D king (verified owner)

    I very excited when I saw the plants were being shipped in state, about 250 miles.

    My husband and I were both disappointed when the plants arrived. They were not secure in the shipping box and some had lost quite a bit of potting soil.

    Above being said, we went ahead and planted the very fragile plants in hopes they will root and thrive.

  6. April Bonham (verified owner)

    Plants arrived dry and don’t look healthy

    • Team PBM

      Please reach out to customer service for assistance.

  7. Elda Telhiard (verified owner)

    My plant came within a few days. I t was healthy, in good shape and ready to plant. It has been a week now and is doing great.

  8. Wayne Kelley (verified owner)

    The plants were very well packed for shipment and arrived in good condition. I am very pleased with my order.

  9. Liz Fetty (verified owner)

    It says it’s a 2 gallon container, clearly it is barely a gallon size. The plant is great and healthy but it is not 2 gallon by a long shot.

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