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Purple Daydream Dwarf Loropetalum Shrubs for Sale Online
With its dwarf size and weeping habit, The Purple Daydream is a versatile landscape shrub. This Loropetalum releases an all year round purple foliage and burst with lovely pink in the spring season. This shrub is drought tolerance and deer resistant.
About Your Loropetalum Purple Daydream
Purple Daydream Loropetalum is a very low growing broadleaf evergreen shrub with an all year round purple dark and crimson red foilage. Clusters of pink flowers each spring add to this standout’s appeal. This plant has an outstanding accent or an low-growing hedge. The loropetalum can be in slopes or in mass groupings as well. This Purple Daydream can handle full sun to part shade, as well as giving drought tolerance and deer resistance, it has become a well known compact loropetalum.
|Mature Height:||1 to 2 feet|
|Mature Width:||2 to 3 feet|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to part sun|
|Habit:||Upright, spreading, densely branched|
|Foliage:||Dark purple to rich red|
|Pruning Season:||Prune after flowering or in very early spring|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established.|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting. Provides nectar sources for pollinators. Great winter interest due to the peeling bark.|
How to Care for Loropetalum Purple Daydream
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Purple Daydream Loropetalum plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Purple Daydream Loropetalum to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.