Purple Pixie Loropetalum
Loropetalum chinense 'Peack' PP18441
|Espoma Bio-Tone Plus Starter Plus||$14.95|
|Mature Height:||1 to 2 feet|
|Mature Width:||4 to 5 feet|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to part sun|
|Habit:||Upright, spreading, densely branched|
|Foliage:||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.|
Purple Pixie Loropetalum Ground Cover Shrubs for Sale Online
With its dwarf size and weeping habit, Purple Pixie Loropetalum is just the plant you've been looking for. It grows only 1 to 2 feet tall by 4 to 5 feet wide.
With its dwarf size and weeping habit, Purple Pixie Loropetalum is just the plant you've been looking for. It grows only 1 to 2 feet tall by 4 to 5 feet wide. It's a great choice as a ground cover shrub, but it can also add vibrant color to hanging baskets, window boxes, and patio containers. Showy pink flowers combined with rich purple foliage is a welcome addition to any landscape. Useful accent for a border or low hedge or massed in a low maintenance landscape.
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Purple Pixie 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 Pixie 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.