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Purple Pixie® Loropetalum

Dwarf Size Weeping Loropetalum 

  • Grows only 1 to 2 feet tall by 4 to 5 feet wide
  • Great choice for a ground cover
  • Perfect for hanging baskets, window boxes, and other containers
  • Amazing year-round color

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Regular Price: $54.99

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Product Details

The Purple Pixie® Loropetalum is the perfect, super dwarf evergreen for your landscape.  Enjoy dark purple color all year long with minimal maintenance.  The color display explodes when the fuschia pink flowers bloom atop the deep purple leaves!    

This Loropetalum's mature size is 1-2 feet tall by 4-5 feet wide, making it a perfect ground cover.  The Purple Pixie® works great on slopes. Try this weeping shrub in a hanging basketwindow box, or any container

The Purple Pixie® Loropetalum is easy to grow and low maintenance.  Plant in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil.  Loropetalums are insect and disease resistant and deer, drought and heat tolerant.

 

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Brand Southern Living
Grows in Zones 7, 8, 9, 10
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 1-2 Feet
Mature Width 4-5 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Purple
Bloom Color Pink
Botanical Name Loropetalum chinense 'Peack' PP18441

Questions and Answers

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Why did you choose this?
ThePlantingTree.com Store
Beautiful color and recommended by a landscaper for a specific area in my yard
Angela A on Oct 29, 2016
I was looking for ground cover and the color is beautiful
vicki b on Sep 8, 2016
Beautiful color and recommended by a landscaper for a specific area in my yard
Angela A on Oct 29, 2016
Thought this would be an interesting ground cover.
Jamie F on Oct 9, 2016
I was looking for ground cover and the color is beautiful
vicki b on Sep 8, 2016
Will look great in my large planters, cascading down to rock bed below.
Timothy F on Aug 29, 2016
Thought this would be an interesting ground cover.
Jamie F on Oct 9, 2016
Will look great in my large planters, cascading down to rock bed below.
Timothy F on Aug 29, 2016
What zone is this good for?
terri r on Oct 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Purple Pixie Loropetalum grows in zone 7 to 10.
What type blooms & when does it bloom?
A shopper on Oct 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Small pink fringe flowers mainly in spring, but they can repeat bloom throughout the year

Planting & Care

How to Plant & Care for Your new Purple Pixie® Loropetalum

Plant the Purple Pixie® Loropetalum anytime of the year.  Just take care to water more often when planting in summer.

This loropetalum thrives in full to part sun and is adaptable, but prefers slightly acidic, moist but well-drained soil.  Water thoroughly when planted.  Provide a deep watering once or twice per week until established.  Once established Loropetalum are fairly drought tolerant and only need water during dry spells.  They do tend to flower better in a soil that is kept slightly moist.  Add 2-3 inches of mulch when planting.  Mulch will protect the roots in extreme temperatures and keep the soil moist.  Fertilize with a slow release Azalea/Rhododendron fertilizer in early spring.  If your soil is slightly acidic any balanced, slow release fertilizer will work.  No pruning is necessary.  However, Loropetalum can tolerate heavy pruning if you prefer.  After your bush is done flowering is the best time to prune.  This shrub does flower on old wood so avoid heavy pruning in winter or early spring.

Landscaping Ideas

Landscape Ideas for your Purple Pixie® Loropetalum

The Purple Pixie Loropetalum is an outstanding way to add year-round color to any style of landscape.  This low growing loropetum looks great in a mixed bed.  With its short stature or 1-2 feet and spread of 4-5 feet, the Purple Pixie can even function as a truly unique ground cover.  The purple leaves are a superb contrast to any plant, green, blue, or yellow.  Even though this shrub is low to the ground it shines on its own or amongst other plants.  Try a low hedge, border, or mass planting for a colorful lasting look.  Plant about 4 feet apart for a tight hedge.

Planting Instructions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  

 

Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.

 

Shipping

Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

How much is shipping? Add all of your items to the cart.  At checkout, your shipping price to ship your order will be displayed.

Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure you package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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Just amazing
Oh how beautiful these are. They came well packaged and on time. We just love the Southern Living collection.
November 27, 2015
Nice!
Nice and purple. Just was I was looking for! They say it says dwarf? I hope so. It sure looks like it though.
June 4, 2016
Beautiful color
Very hardy. It has nice blue/purple color to the leaves. Love the texture of the plant. It looks beautiful in my garden. Arrived in excellent condition.
September 27, 2016
Purchased
2 months ago

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