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

$1992
  • 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
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Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Disease Resistant
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
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Sun ToleranceFull SunFull SunSun or ShadeFull Sun
Mature Height (in.)18 in.18 in.24 in.60 in.
Additional CharacteristicsDeer Resistant,Drought TolerantDeer Resistant,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Salt TolerantDeer Resistant,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Erosion Control,Insect Resistant,Salt Tolerant,Water-WiseDeer Resistant,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Salt Tolerant
Hardiness Zone5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)10 (30 to 40 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)4 (-30 to -20 F),5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)10 (30 to 40 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Evergreen or DeciduousDeciduousEvergreenEvergreenEvergreen
Common Name FamilyButterfly BushChinese Fringe FlowerJuniperChinese Fringe Flower
Water RequirementsTwice a weekTwice a weekTwice a weekTwice a week
Best Time to PlantSpringSpring to FallFall to SpringSpring to Fall
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Plants did not resemble product that was displayed. They were very small and scrawny looking. It's not that they had leaves that died in route as there were no dead leaves in package. They just had very little foliage to begin with. Product not as offered or expected.
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Nice looking plants
The plants I received are very healthy and larger than expected.
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    Beautiful Large Plants - Well packaged and arrived quickly
    These 2 gallon purple pixie loripetalums are stunning. Great size and packed well and arrived quickly. I order a lot of plants via mailorder and our carriers here do good job handling the plants - even making sure they are placed in a sheltered location ( shaded /covered porch ). The color is so vivid on these shrubs - a beautiful deep purple to the foliage. I wanted to also comment on several folks mentioning the lack of roots - loropetalum are not deep rooted plants and they are extremely brittle ( similar to witch hazel shrubs ). It is very easy to snap the tops from the roots - to plant these beautiful shrubs you need to water the pot deeply prior to planting to encourage the soil to bind together. Then carefully lace the fingers of one hand under the branches around the trunks open palm against the top of the soil. Flip the pot and plant over and with your other hand carefully lift the pot from the plant keeping the soil / rootball intact. Support the rootball and place into your prepared hole in your garden bed. Plant them high about 1” above the soil line - back fill the hole with the excavated soil and settle the soil in with water. Don’t step on the ground around the plant to compact the dirt. Gentle pressure with your hands and a good soaking will settle the soil sufficently and remove any air pockets. Let it settle in a couple of days and check the soil before watering again. Loropetalum need to dry out between waterings. A good indication is the leaves - if you start to see a red hue to a few of the center leaves - its dry and its time to give it a good long soak again. I’ve ordered from home depot quite often and have successfully planted using the technique above several varieties of Southern Livings Loropetalum ( Purple Pixie, Purple Daydream, and Purple Diamond ). Over a dozen plants in 4 garden beds in both full sun and partial sun - haven’t lost one yet - all are beautiful and thriving. One more tip - they are sensitive to salt - so if you have your spinklers or hose bibs on softened water - you need to turn it off and flush the lines before watering these plants. I think these Pixies are my favorite. Absolutely beautiful - highly recommend.
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      Packed nicely. Beautiful plant. Nice size. Very pleases with purchase.
      Packed nicely. Beautiful plant. Nice size. Very pleases with purchase.
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      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!
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      Response from Southern Living ExpertMar 30, 2018
      We're very glad to hear that shes doing well for you now! Thank you for your business! SouthernLiving
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        9 found this review helpful
        Arrived on time in excellent condition!...
        Arrived on time in excellent condition!
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        One of the plants became unrooted and died when I...
        One of the plants became unrooted and died when I opened the box
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        Arrived Wilted & With Very Poor Root System
        I wanted to love these plants so bad, but...they arrived well packaged but were in awful condition. They barely had roots, which were not attached at all to the soil they arrived in? I love gardening so I thought I could nurture them to health. They failed to thrive. The leaves became dry, gray, and brittle. So after a month I returned them to my local Home Depot. Customer service was GREAT! I was given a refund, which I spent on other plants.
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          I should not have bought this plant. It was...
          I should not have bought this plant. It was beautiful for one day but the “full sun”destroyed it in Las Vegas summertime
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