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Purple Pixie® Dwarf Weeping Loropetalum


Loropetalum chinense ‘Peack’ PP18441


With its dwarf size and weeping habit, Purple Pixie® is just the plant we’ve been crying for. It grows only 1 to 2 feet tall by 4 to 5 feet wide. It’s a great choice for a ground cover, but it can also add vibrant color to hanging baskets, window boxes, and other containers. Showy pink flowers combined with rich purple foliage will move you to tears.

LIGHT NEEDS

Full Sun

USDA ZONES

6a - 10b

MATURE DIMENSIONS

3-6′ H x 3-4′ W

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Purple Pixie Loropetalum Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 7a - 10b . 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.

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