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Purple Pixie Loropetalum - Dwarf Chinese Fringeflower
Purple Pixie Loropetalum has a dense, mounding form and outstanding foliage and flower color. Growing to only 2 feet in height with a spread of 3-4 feet, it boasts some of the most intense purple foliage color of any plant on the market. Vibrant pink, witchhazel-like, fringe flowers are produced in spring. More details below

Purple Pixie Loropetalum - Dwarf Chinese Fringeflower

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Purple Pixie® Loropetalum
Loropetalum chinensis 'Peack' PP 19916 - Purple Pixie


Note: For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7a, where this plant is not winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

With it's dense, mounding form and outstanding evergreen foliage and flower color, Purple Pixie® Loropetalum is just the plant we've been looking for...for decades. Growing to only about 2 feet in height with a spread of 3-4 feet, it boasts some of the most intense purple foliage color of any plant on the market, and the color doesn't fade during summer or winter or in sun or in shade. Vibrant pink, witchhazel-like, fringe flowers are produced in spring, providing a stunning contrast to the the purple, evergreen foliage.



Landscape & Garden Uses

With its low and mounding form, Purple Pixie Loropetalum fits perfectly as an accent in smaller garden spaces. It is ideal in groupings or massed where a low plant is needed in home foundation plantings, as a border along walkways and paths, to cascade over walls, and as a groundcover on embankments, hillsides and slopes. Purple Pixie is one of a very few Loropetalum cultivars that works very well in pots and planters, where it's weeping branches will cascade beautifully over the edges of pots.




Cultural Preferences

When planted right, and in the right spot, Purple Pixie® Loropetalum is easy to grow and maintain. It must have well-drained soil. As with so many other ornamental plants, constantly soggy or wet soil can be problematic. So make sure to plant in a well-drained site. In our gardens, we've found that Purple Pixie® Loropetalum grows well in full sun or part shade, and are exceptionally drought tolerant when established, requiring little if any supplemental irrigation. Purple Pixie® Loropetalum requires no pruning to keep its dense, mounding form. That said, a stray branch can be snipped any time of year to keep the plant tidy.



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Plant Details & Attributes

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7a-10b Find Your Zone >
Plant Type: Flowering Evergreen Shrub
Height at Maturity: 18"+, depending on pruning
Width at Maturity: 3-4'
Growth Habit / Form: Cascading, Dense, Mounding, Spreading/Trailing
Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate
Flower Color: Bright pink
Flower Size: 1-1.5"
Flowering Period: Early Spring, Mid-Spring
Flower Type: Fringe
Fragrant Flowers: No
Foliage Color: Deep Purple year round
Fragrant Foliage: No
Berries: No
Berry Color: NA
Sun Needs: Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, All Day Filtered Sun, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs: Average, Low when established
Soil Type: Clay (amended), Loam, Sandy (amended), Silt
Soil Moisture / Drainage: Well Drained Moist to Somewhat Dry
Soil pH: 4.0 - 6.5 (Acid to Slightly Acidic)
Maintenance / Care: Very Low
Attracts: Visual Attention
Resistances: Deer, Disease, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat, Insect



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5 Stars
Loropetalum
Arrived in good shape. Much smaller than I thought, but it will be interesting to see if it rivals the other one I planted this spring. --------- WBG Reply: Hi Charlotte - Thanks so much for taking the time to provide your review. Depending on the time of year plants can be a little smaller or larger than average. Because they're true dwarfs, the Purple Pixie Loropetalum tend to always be and look much smaller in containers than other larger Loropetalum cultivars. I have these planted in several spots in my landscape. Love them! Let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with. We're at your service! - Brent | Wilson Bros Gardens
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Black Mountain, NC. on 10/1/2017
5/5
5 Stars
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I love these plants. The purple pixie loropetalums arrived very healthy and nice looking. I have already ordered more plants from Wilson Brothers. I will continue to be a repeat customer! The quality of their plants are 2nd to none. ---------- WBG RESPONSE: Hi Amy - Thanks so much for taking the time to provide a review of your purchase. We love the Purple Pixie as well and have the first three plants that ever came off the "production line" growing in our gardens. They're still doing great to this day with very little care. Just make sure the soil drains well as they don't like constantly soggy or wet soil. We'll certainly appreciate any future business and always feel free to let us know if there's every anything else we can help you with. Plant long and prosper! - Brent Wilson | Wilson Bros Gardens
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Home. on 5/14/2017
5/5
5 Stars
The plants were gorgeous - big and full - well cared for plants
Large healthy plants grew well all summer. Unfortunately, we had an extremely cold - colder than our normal winters where I lost plants I have had growing for 12+ years - and they froze out. I have already made another purchase from Wilson Bos. Gardens (these made it through winter) and will be placing orders in the future.
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Reviewed by:  from Gresham, Oregon. on 2/15/2016
5/5
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Pleased with purchase
It arrived promptly: it was packed well and I am pleased with my purchase.
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Reviewed by:  from Salisbury, NC. on 8/8/2015
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