Gardeners asked for it and the Southern Living Plant Collection delivered; the Purple Pixie Loropetalum is the weeping habit shrub we’ve been begging for. This evergreen’s rich, eggplant-purple leaves last all year long, and are always guaranteed to impress. The Purple Pixie grows up to 1-2ft H x 4-5ft wide which makes it the ideal choice for an eye-catching ground cover. However, this loropetalum truly shines in hanging baskets, window boxes, and other containers that allow the weeping foliage to cascade over the edges. Once winter has thawed from the return of spring, the Purple Pixie erupts with magenta ribbon blooms as it celebrates the rejuvenation of the awakening landscape. To keep this shrub healthy and flourishing, plant the Pixie in slightly acidic humus-rich soil and fertilize with a slow-release fertilizer in early spring.