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Purple Pixie® Fringeflower*

Loropetalum chinense 'Peack'

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Purple Pixie® Fringeflower (Loropetalum chinense 'Peack') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Purple Pixie® Fringeflower flowers

Purple Pixie® Fringeflower flowers

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Purple Pixie® Fringeflower (Loropetalum chinense 'Peack') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Purple Pixie® Fringeflower

Purple Pixie® Fringeflower

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Purple Pixie® Fringeflower (Loropetalum chinense 'Peack') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Purple Pixie® Fringeflower foliage

Purple Pixie® Fringeflower foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6

Other Names:  Chinese Fringe Flower, Chinese Witch Hazel

Brand:  Southern Living

Description:

One of the showier low-profile shrubs available, with fine rich magenta-pink strap-like flowers literally smothering the plant, foliage is a stunning purple that is sure to please; a well-behaved shrub for groundcover or garden

Ornamental Features

Purple Pixie® Fringeflower is draped in stunning fragrant fuchsia strap-like flowers along the branches in mid spring. Its attractive oval leaves emerge burgundy in spring, turning purple in color the rest of the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Purple Pixie® Fringeflower is a multi-stemmed evergreen perennial with a rounded form and gracefully weeping foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Purple Pixie® Fringeflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Purple Pixie® Fringeflower will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. Although it is technically a woody plant, this plant can be expected to behave as a perennial in our climate if planted outdoors over the winter, usually regrowing from its base (crown) the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for rich, acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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