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Purple Pixie Loropetalum - 1 Gallon Pot
With its dense, mounding form and outstanding deep purple 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 to 4 feet, Purple Pixie boasts some of the most intense purple foliage color of any plant on the market. Get all the details below!

Purple Pixie Loropetalum - 1 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 1 GALLON POT

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

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7a-10b  Find Your Zone

Note: For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7a, where this Loropetalum variety 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 its dense, mounding form and outstanding deep purple 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 to 4 feet, Purple Pixie 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, witch hazel-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 or solo in pots, planters and other containers. In larger landscape spaces Purple Pixie is ideal for use as a border, in groupings, or mass plantings. Use it 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 for beautification and erosion control. 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. A fine addition to purple theme gardens, Asian theme gardens and the Xeriscape (low water needs).

Suggested Spacing:  2.5 to 3 feet apart for mass plantings; 6 feet or more apart for space between plants





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. It has also shown exceptional tolerance to drought, heat, humidity, insects and disease. 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 Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-10b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type: Flowering Evergreen Shrub
Height at Maturity: 18"+, depending on pruning
Width at Maturity: 3-4'
Suggested Spacing:  2.5-3' apart for mass plantings; 6'+ apart for space between plants
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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