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Purple Pixie® Fringeflower

Loropetalum chinense 'Peack'

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Purple Pixie® Fringeflower (Loropetalum chinense 'Peack') at The Home And Garden Center

Purple Pixie® Fringeflower flowers

Purple Pixie® Fringeflower flowers

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Purple Pixie® Fringeflower (Loropetalum chinense 'Peack') at The Home And Garden Center

Purple Pixie® Fringeflower

Purple Pixie® Fringeflower

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Purple Pixie® Fringeflower (Loropetalum chinense 'Peack') at The Home And Garden Center

Purple Pixie® Fringeflower foliage

Purple Pixie® Fringeflower foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

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. It has attractive purple foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain purple throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

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

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, 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. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub 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.

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color 
Ornamental Features