Purple Pixie® Loropetalum

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About Purple Pixie® 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 PlantsbyMail.com?

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.

 

How to use this weeping Loropetalum in your landscape

Planting tips for Acid Loving Plants

 

Common Name
Purple Pixie® Loropetalum
Scientific Name
Loropetalum chinense 'Peack' PP18441
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23 reviews for Purple Pixie® Loropetalum

  1. 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. 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. Connie Bassett

    Look great! Exactly what I needed for large pots

  4. 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. 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. 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.

  7. texaswildflower1963 (verified owner)

    Stunning full purple pixie arrived and exceptionally well packed. Really pleased with the healthy plants I have ordered and fast shipping. Plants look better than at my local nursery!
    Very pleased!!

  8. Susan Daubenmire (verified owner)

    We ordered a lot of plants and they all did very well; however all 3 of these particular plants died within 2 days.

  9. Pam Cocke (verified owner)

    So pretty! Planted in pots on my flagstone entry. Love this small shrub!

  10. Lynda Coulter (verified owner)

    My plant arrived very stressed as most of the soil had escaped the pot. I’m trying to save it but it’s still very limp and weak. A secured covering over the pot would have helped keep soil on roots.

    • Steve (verified owner)

      Hi Lynda. I’m forwarding this comment over to customer service to follow up with you.

  11. Robbie Carver (verified owner)

    All three plants was delivered with the soil out of the pot and the rootball of the plants exposed. Plants was dry with leaves folded. Plants need to have a insert to hold the plants in place during shipping. Bag strings was wrapped all around the leaves which made it hard to get the string off.

  12. Robbie Carver (verified owner)

    Plants was delivered with soil out of the pot. Christy emailed me back and is working to correct the problem.

  13. Jacqueline (verified owner)

    The purple pixie unfortunately did not have much soil around the roots and was very dry so I am anxious that it may not survive. The heuchera that came with it seems to be healthy however.

  14. Jill (verified owner)

    Arrived very dry, I planted immediately and have kept watering. One is recovering not sure if the other one will. Look nothing like the thriving plants pictured.

  15. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Healthy plants on arrival at my home. Plants are thriving since planting. Very pleased with customer service.

  16. Chow (verified owner)

    Great plant, great contrast with lemon twist abelia and orange rocket.

  17. C Fruge (verified owner)

    My plants arrived quickly & in very good condition. They were planted the next day & look as if they have always been there.

  18. Ana (verified owner)

    I bought purple pixie as a spiller for a container but when the plant arrived, it was in bad condition seemingly due to poor packaging which cause the soil to spill out of the pot drying out the roots. I requested a replacement and it arrived in even worse condition – the plant was basically dead, likely because the shipping took 10 days, which may not have been the fault of the company. So basically I got two dead plants after much waiting and anticipation. I’ve decided to not buy from this company again.

    • nick norman

      Ms Ana,
      I am deeply and irrevocably sorry for your experience with us and with the Purple Pixie Loropetalum. I have refunded you in full for your order. It appears the travel to WA state was just to much for this plant. Please don’t let this experience discourage your interest in plants. With warmest regards, Christy

  19. GINNY JONES (verified owner)

    Packaging of plants was very good. They arrived healthy with just some minor damage due to the branches being delicate. I would have rated a 5, except 1 plant was decidedly smaller than the other 2.

  20. mkchan25 (verified owner)

    Ordered 2 of the 2.5 qt on 2 different orders. Both orders were filled with healthy plants. Love these plants and are coming back for more!

  21. PS (verified owner)

    Arrived healthy and was a great size and shape. Beautiful plant.

  22. Robert Hawthorne (verified owner)

    Ordered a few weeks ago. Arrived quickly and in excellent condition. All are doing very well and look healthy!

  23. Dee

    I was sceptacle about ordering plants online. But I really wanted the purple pixie in my landscape so I placed an order. I needed six of the plants but only purchased two for my initial order. I was pleasantly surprised. They arrived within a few days, well packaged, healthy and intact. After this experience, I felt it was fairly safe to order the remaining four purple pixie that I needed. I placed a second order for the remaining four. They too arrived within a few days and were in excellent shape—just what I would have chosen had I picked them myself.
    I could not be more pleased.

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