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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
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42 reviews for Purple Pixie® Dwarf Weeping Loropetalum

  1. Wayne Kelley (verified owner)

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

  2. 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.

  3. Molly Blair (verified owner)

    These purple pixies were in great condition when I received them and are doing well.

  4. Stacey Wright (verified owner)

    Second order of these. I'm surprised by the negative shipping comments, as I'm not sure how they could package any better (each plant has a plastic "hat" to help catch soil). Plants were in good shape... not as lush as photos, but hopefully over time.

  5. Jamie Buemi (verified owner)

    Small, not well rooted in the pot where all the dirt dumped out. They are already dead.

  6. Shri (verified owner)

    Pretty plant, but small and not well rooted into it's pot.

  7. Stacey Wright (verified owner)

    This size loropetalum is incredibly versatile due to its small size, sun tolerance & pest resistance. I ordered six, and am ready to order some more. Packaging appeared fine to me. Each plant was in a separate "slot" with a plastic "hat" to catch any loose soil.

  8. Lynn Scicchitano (verified owner)

    My purchase was early April and they were healthy at arrival but soon began to die. We nursed them hoping they would perk up but they all completely died. I wrote your company about it but never heard back. I am resending it today. Thank you

  9. Linda Elmore (verified owner)

    All is well. I am quite pleased.

  10. Roger McNeil (verified owner)

    plants were well packaged and healthy and arrived as scheduled.

  11. suzanne rittler (verified owner)

    Since you asked:
    The box containing the plants - the one clearly marked "this end up" - was placed on its side. All of the plants all fell out of their pots. The plastic bags around the plants, and immediate planting in the dark appear to have saved all but the Purple Pixie. Talk to your shipper, and tell them their inattention to detail has likely lost you a customer.

  12. suzanne rittler (verified owner)

    Since you asked:
    The box the plants were in was placed on its end. All the plants had fallen out of their pots. The plastic bags - and immediate planting in the dark - appear to have saved all but the Purple Pixie. Talk to your shipper. Tell them they likely have lost you a customer.

    • Team PBM

      I understand, but we are strictly limited to carrier services currently in our Country. Please contact your local FEDEX office for issues with your local delivery person. – Christy

  13. hiyamakki (verified owner)

    Very sad looking plant. I hope it makes it. There wasn't much of a root system. I carefully attempted to up pot it and there was no root ball. I've been pampering it in the hopes that it recovers. Very droopy and one side of the plant seems dead.

    • Team PBM

      The high root system and weeping look are all natural attributes of this plant. It is what makes it an excellent plant for rock walls. Perhaps another plant would have been more to your liking.

  14. hiyamakki (verified owner)

    Very sad looking plant. I hope it makes it. There wasn't much of a root system. I carefully attempted to up pot it and there was no root ball. I've been pampering it in the hopes that it recovers.

  15. pnllan (verified owner)

    I ordered 7 Purple Pixie's. Each was well shaped, BUT...there were TWO problems:
    1. Each plant was packed and shipped on its' side. As a result of rough handling, 4 of the 7 were shaken from their respective containers and their root balls were decimated.
    2. FedEx shipped almost 200 miles in the wrong direction before sending them in our direction. As well, there was obvious ROUGH handling of each box.
    I was asked "why not contact Plants by Mail". Well, the reasons are:
    1. This appeared to be Plants by Mail common method of packing. What would change?
    2. FedEx would most likely be the shipper again. What would change?
    3. 1 and 2 could go on in perpetuity, and nothing would be actually resolved. Why persist in being aggravated?
    It's nice to know that some have had success, but unfortunately for me and my family the experience was truly bad. My 84 year old mother who lives with us was heartbroken at the site of what had been beautiful plants destroyed.

    • Team PBM

      Reasons to contact Plants by Mail....
      1) This was not our normal shipping practice and we had to make an attempt at being creative when we were simply out of our normal shipping boxes in order to keep up with the huge demand of online orders.
      2) We can also use UPS to ship if requested.
      3) Anytime you give someone a chance to assist in the equation there is always hope. Plantsbymail has an excellent customer service department that is willing, able and kind enough to care about your 84 year old mother and her Heartbreaks.

      I hope to hear from you soon.

  16. L Johnson (verified owner)

    My purple pixie's arrived in very good condition and were well packaged.

    The staff at Plants By Mail were also extremely helpful and accommodating. I will definitely order from them again in the future.

  17. SuzyQ (verified owner)

    The Loropetalum was fuller than expected but we were concerned about it because it was rather wilted and looked parched, as the weather had been very hot while it was in transit. After a couple of months of TLC it has made a fantastic comeback and is thriving. Very pleased with this plant and with the quick and efficient processing of the order.

  18. Lyndsey S. (verified owner)

    I was impressed with the the size of the plants (the ones at our local big box stores were smaller even though they were potted in the same size containers). However, the plants did get quite dry during shipment and the ends of most branches were shriveled up and continued to shed some leaves for the next few days. They are now in the ground and seem to be recovering. The plants were not rooted in very well to the pine bark potting medium so I had to be extremely delicate when planting.

  19. Suzanne Tacktill (verified owner)

    The photos advertising the Purple Pixie Loropetalum were very attractive. I ordered four of them. Unfortunately, the plants arrived extremely stressed, dry, and in poor condition. They looked nothing like the photos.
    I continue to water them. They continue to look very sad.
    I emailed my concerns to "Plants by Mail" on August 21st, and have not yet received a response. It is now September 9th.

    • nick norman

      Good morning. I am sorry your plants did not arrive in good condition. Ordering in the late summer with traveling long distances can have an impact on the plants. Regardless I am happy to assist you at any time.

      I have researched all my emails and I never received one from you. What email address did you use?

      I am happy to talk with you anytime. Please call me directly at 866-618-5659.


  20. 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.

  21. Robert Hawthorne (verified owner)

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

  22. PS (verified owner)

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

  23. 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!

  24. 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.

  25. 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

  26. 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.

  27. Chow (verified owner)

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

  28. Anonymous (verified owner)

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

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. Robbie Carver (verified owner)

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

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. Pam Cocke (verified owner)

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

  35. 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.

  36. 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!!

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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!

  40. Connie Bassett

    Look great! Exactly what I needed for large pots

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

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