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Model # 4205Q

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Southern Living Plant Collection

2.5 Qt. Purple Pixie Dwarf Weeping Loropetalum, Groundcover Evergreen Shrub with Purple Foliage, Pink Blooms

  • Dwarf evergreen weeping shrub : Approx. 3-5+ inches tall
  • Plant in sun to part shade : Water regularly until established
  • Not guaranteed to be in bloom on arrival
$ 20 88
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Product Overview

Mature Dimensions
Hardiness Zone
Sun Needs
Water Needs
Bloom Season
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Disease Resistant
  • Dwarf evergreen weeping shrub : Approx. 3-5+ inches tall
  • Plant in sun to part shade : Water regularly until established
  • Not guaranteed to be in bloom on arrival
Loropetalum Purple Pixie is a dwarf-sized purple leaf loropetalum that grows to a mature height of only 1-2 ft. with weeping branches of leaves that trail to a length of 4-5 ft. It makes a great ground cover and can also be used to add unique color and form to containers, window boxes or hanging baskets. Showy bright pink flowers appear in spring. The evergreen purple leaves hold their color all year.
  • A unique weeping, trailing purple leaf loropetalum
  • Grows and flowers best in full sun
  • Winter hardy in USDA zones 7-10
  • Very low maintenance plant once established
  • Water twice per week until established, then water once per week
  • Fertilize in spring with slow-release granular fertilizer
  • Included in the Southern Living Plant Collection

Product Overview

  • Dwarf evergreen weeping shrub : Approx. 3-5+ inches tall
  • Plant in sun to part shade : Water regularly until established
  • Not guaranteed to be in bloom on arrival
Model #: 4205Q
Internet #: 203223348

Loropetalum Purple Pixie is a dwarf-sized purple leaf loropetalum that grows to a mature height of only 1-2 ft. with weeping branches of leaves that trail to a length of 4-5 ft. It makes a great ground cover and can also be used to add unique color and form to containers, window boxes or hanging baskets. Showy bright pink flowers appear in spring. The evergreen purple leaves hold their color all year.

  • A unique weeping, trailing purple leaf loropetalum
  • Grows and flowers best in full sun
  • Winter hardy in USDA zones 7-10
  • Very low maintenance plant once established
  • Water twice per week until established, then water once per week
  • Fertilize in spring with slow-release granular fertilizer
  • Included in the Southern Living Plant Collection

Info & Guides

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Key Features

Mature Dimensions
Hardiness Zone
Sun Needs
Water Needs
Bloom Season
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Disease Resistant
Mature Dimensions
Hardiness Zone
Sun Needs
Water Needs
Bloom Season
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Disease Resistant
Product Overview
Key Features
Mature Dimensions
Hardiness Zone
Sun Needs
Water Needs
Bloom Season
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Disease Resistant
  • Dwarf evergreen weeping shrub : Approx. 3-5+ inches tall
  • Plant in sun to part shade : Water regularly until established
  • Not guaranteed to be in bloom on arrival
Loropetalum Purple Pixie is a dwarf-sized purple leaf loropetalum that grows to a mature height of only 1-2 ft. with weeping branches of leaves that trail to a length of 4-5 ft. It makes a great ground cover and can also be used to add unique color and form to containers, window boxes or hanging baskets. Showy bright pink flowers appear in spring. The evergreen purple leaves hold their color all year.
  • A unique weeping, trailing purple leaf loropetalum
  • Grows and flowers best in full sun
  • Winter hardy in USDA zones 7-10
  • Very low maintenance plant once established
  • Water twice per week until established, then water once per week
  • Fertilize in spring with slow-release granular fertilizer
  • Included in the Southern Living Plant Collection

Product Overview

  • Dwarf evergreen weeping shrub : Approx. 3-5+ inches tall
  • Plant in sun to part shade : Water regularly until established
  • Not guaranteed to be in bloom on arrival
Model #: 4205Q
Internet #: 203223348

Loropetalum Purple Pixie is a dwarf-sized purple leaf loropetalum that grows to a mature height of only 1-2 ft. with weeping branches of leaves that trail to a length of 4-5 ft. It makes a great ground cover and can also be used to add unique color and form to containers, window boxes or hanging baskets. Showy bright pink flowers appear in spring. The evergreen purple leaves hold their color all year.

  • A unique weeping, trailing purple leaf loropetalum
  • Grows and flowers best in full sun
  • Winter hardy in USDA zones 7-10
  • Very low maintenance plant once established
  • Water twice per week until established, then water once per week
  • Fertilize in spring with slow-release granular fertilizer
  • Included in the Southern Living Plant Collection

Info & Guides

You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents. Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.

Mature Dimensions
Hardiness Zone
Sun Needs
Water Needs
Bloom Season
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Disease Resistant

Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Height (in.)
18
Mature Width (in.)
54

Details

Additional Characteristics
Deer Resistant,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Salt Tolerant
Annual / Perennial
Perennial
Best Time to Plant
Spring to Fall
Blossom Color
Fuchsia
Blossom Color Family
Reds / Pinks
Botanical Name
Weeping Loropetalum chinense 'Peack' PP#18441
Common Name
Loropetalum
Evergreen or Deciduous
Evergreen
Fragrance
None
Growth Habit
Mounded
Hardiness Zone
10 (30 to 40 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Optimal Soil Condition
Neutral
Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)
36-54
Returnable
90-Day
Shipped As
Container
Sun Tolerance
Full Sun
Water Requirements
Medium
Wildlife Attracted
Birds,Pollinators
Wildlife Deterred
No Wildlife Deterred

Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Height (in.)
18
Mature Width (in.)
54

Details

Additional Characteristics
Deer Resistant,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Salt Tolerant
Annual / Perennial
Perennial
Best Time to Plant
Spring to Fall
Blossom Color
Fuchsia
Blossom Color Family
Reds / Pinks
Botanical Name
Weeping Loropetalum chinense 'Peack' PP#18441
Common Name
Loropetalum
Evergreen or Deciduous
Evergreen
Fragrance
None
Growth Habit
Mounded
Hardiness Zone
10 (30 to 40 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Optimal Soil Condition
Neutral
Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)
36-54
Returnable
90-Day
Shipped As
Container
Sun Tolerance
Full Sun
Water Requirements
Medium
Wildlife Attracted
Birds,Pollinators
Wildlife Deterred
No Wildlife Deterred

Questions & Answers

Is the 2.5 quart about the same size as a one gallon ?

Asked by: ETR
The answer is yes & no! The size of a nursery 1 gallon pot is actually NOT 1 gallon! A 2.5 quart as indicated is actually a 1 gal. nursery pot (may not be even 2.5 qts.). Don't ask me why! I have been in the nursery business for far too many years to make any sense of this stupidity!
Answered by: Natureguy
Date published: 2018-05-15

Do these plants come with the same guarantee as plants purchased in Home Depot stores?

Asked by: ETR
The answer is yes! I do not say this indiscriminately though... use common sense! If a plant arrives check both the root ball as well as the top of the plant. What to look for is "sturdy" new growth on top EVEN IF IT LOOKS UGLY! Next, inspect the root-ball when removed from the container. If there is a substantially greater amount of light-colored/whitish roots then you are ready to go. Your next step before transplanting is to carefully loosen the root-ball by teasing and cutting the roots (if necessary) to FLAY out the root system as much as possible. NEVER transplant a plant with a tightly wound root-ball. 90% of the time is destined to failure! Then when transplanting be sure to keep the crown (where the "trunk" begins and roots down below) at surface level or higher... exposing some of the thicker main roots is more desirable than burying the trunk below the surface. [Some plants actually benefit from burying the stem/trunk deeper... best case scenario... keep the crown elevated!] If after you have taken the necessary responsive behaviour as indicated above... indeed I would opt for the guarantee you are entitled to! There is always the case where a plant's condition upon arrival is destined to failure. I would give it your best shot unless it is totally obvious that your plant is a "rotten apple".
Answered by: Natureguy
Date published: 2019-04-05

Will be delivered exactly like I see it in this picture?

Asked by: mwall
The truth is... absolutely NO WAY! Nor would you really want it considering what this would entail! When ordering plants on-line it is a juggling act of appearance vs. viability of the plants! My experience with Home Depot so far has not been good because those who select the plants to ship apparently choose plants that may "look good" on top but do not have a viable root systems!!! What to look for is a plant that is "sturdy" on top with strong new growth (however ugly) and a root-ball that has a strong system of whitish main roots and a white fibrous network. Plants however root-bound they may be should never be totally brown throughout! They are ultimately destined for failure even for the experienced!
Answered by: Natureguy
Date published: 2017-07-25

ZONE 6

Is this plant hardy in zone 6?
Asked by: ibowlngolf
No, Purple Pixie is not cold hardy to zone 6(It is hardy from zone 7-10), but if would really like to use this plant in your area consider planting it in a container or container garden that you will be able to move inside a garage or your home during harsh winter conditions. Thank you for your question.
Answered by: Southern Living Expert
Date published: 2018-03-22
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Customer Reviews

2.5 Qt. Purple Pixie Dwarf Weeping Loropetalum, Groundcover Evergreen Shrub with Purple Foliage, Pink Blooms is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 31.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I received the two loropetalum plants in plastic bags full of water (thought these needed to be i... I received the two loropetalum plants in plastic bags full of water (thought these needed to be in well drained soil). They had crispy leaves and were very droopy. I put them outside for two days (out of their water soaked bags--they remained droopy. I planted them in a raised planter with brand new raised bed planter soil also purchased from Home Depot. The planter gets full sun, which is listed on the care card. It also says they are drought tolerant. We've had a couple of days in the 80's--but mostly in the 70's. When taking them out of their containers, the soil fell away exposing very small root balls. One plant appears to be dead and the other one looks extremely unhappy. I am very unhappy with the quality and size of the plants that I received. I will allow another few days but if there isn't improvement I will start the return process. I water the plants only after the sun goes down in the evenings and the soil is well drained. Plants were received in Gresham, Oregon on June 9, 2018.
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The 3 plants arrived (over 2 days) in fairly good... The 3 plants arrived (over 2 days) in fairly good condition, except for dry soil. No planting directions were included, and so I presumed these evergreens were acclimated to my zone. But days after planting, watering, mulching they showed severe stress, with discolored and dying leaves and branches.
Date published: 2019-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought a one gallon, very sad looking, plant in mid October at an end-of-season sale. The price... I bought a one gallon, very sad looking, plant in mid October at an end-of-season sale. The price was good enough that, if she didn't make it, I would not have invested too much money. I transplanted her from the gallon plastic tub into a square brass planter not much bigger than the gallon pot, and put her in a protected spot on my front porch. If the temperatures weren't too bad (say, if below freezing), I moved her out far enough on the deck that she got rain; otherwise, I watered her. Mostly, she just got rain. I'm in zone 8 and, like everyone, we had a particularly rough winter--full weeks below freezing, with intense wind. We had the fireplace going, along with the heat, full weeks at a time--rare for us here. Between mid-October and early March, she wasn't dormant, but she looked like most evergreens in the cold--like she had her arms wrapped around herself to stay warm! She wintered over beautifully (unlike a couple of established shrubs), and is now bursting with flowers and looking extremely happy! I'm very happy with the hardiness of the plant, and delighted by the beauty of her blossoms--since I'd gotten her in sorry shape, I wasn't sure how good she'd look this spring. Will probably move her into a large ceramic pot so that she has room for her roots to spread out a bit. She's really pretty! Let's see how she likes Zone 8 summers!
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Small and Roots Removed from Dirt The bucket may have been 3 gallons in size, but the plant was not. The plant was closer in size to a 1 gallon plant (admittedly a little bigger than a 1 gallon). The real problem is that all of the roots were separated from the pot of dirt - the plant was literally sitting on the top of the bucket with it's 2" depth of roots hanging there. The roots were not in any dirt - they were dirty, so I'm guess when it was packed for shipping the plant was removed from whatever dirt it was in, and then placed on top of a 3 gallon bucket. I tried to reintroduce the dirt the best I can and keep watering it, but it's almost dead now. It's sad because my wife and I wanted this plant, but our local nursery's all stopped carrying it a few years ago.
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This is the 2nd Loropetalum I have ordered and the... This is the 2nd Loropetalum I have ordered and the soil fell away from the roots of the both plants when I removed them from the pot. The first died. Both plants had clearly only just been potted before shipping. Not good.
Date published: 2019-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So pleased I ordered three. They arrived sooner than estimated and were excellent quality. They were better quality and less expensive than the ones I bought at the nursery last year (which subsequently died--and that's why I had to buy these). I couldn't be more pleased.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The plant survived the trip in good condition, though they did lose some of the planting medium f... The plant survived the trip in good condition, though they did lose some of the planting medium from the pots in transit.
Date published: 2019-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this plant!! It is spectacular on its own, and fabulous when grouped with compl... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this plant!! It is spectacular on its own, and fabulous when grouped with complimentary plants. I planted it in an old wash tub in my sidewalk garden and also along side my new dry bed creek to add some POP -- both projects are gorgeous!
Date published: 2016-11-08
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