Purple Daydream Loropetalum

Southern Living Plants

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  • Growing Zones 7-10
  • Height 2-3 feet
  • Spread 3-4 feet
  • Partial Shade to Full Sun

The Purple Daydream Loropetalum, Loropetalum chinense ‘PPI’, is allow growing broadleaf evergreen shrub with year-round purple foliage. Clusters of pink flowers each spring add to this standout’s appeal. Plant for an outstanding accent or an informal, low-growing hedge. Plant on slopes or in mass groupings.

Purple Daydream Dwarf Loropetalum Care

Plant in well-drained, acidic soil. Water regularly until established. Feed with an acid fertilizer in late spring after the blooms have faded. Pruning not generally needed. Prune to shape, if desired, after the spring bloom.

Purple Daydream Dwarf Loropetalum Spacing

Plant 5-6 feet apart in the shrub border or in mass plantings. For hedges, space 3 to 3 ½ feet apart, measured from the center of each plant.

Purple Daydream Dwarf Loropetalum Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-10
Flower Color(s): Pink
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Color(s): Dark Purple
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Height: 2-3 Feet
Spread: 3-4 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Watering: Medium
Features: Deer Resistant, Dwarf, Rebloomer, Winter/Fall Foliage Color, Interest Year-Round
Scientific Name: Loropetalum chinense ‘PPI’ PP25471
Common Name: Purple Daydream® Dwarf Loropetalum
Brand: Southern Living Plants

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

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12 Reviews - Purple Daydream Loropetalum Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Valerie Carlson on Mar 10th 2022

    The plants arrived healthy and still moist. I planted them and the are thriving.

  • 5

    Posted by nora weyl on Mar 1st 2022

    Five purple daydream loropetalum arrived in perfect condition with mulch around their bases keeping them well-hydrated. Will definitely order from Pkant Addicts again! Gorgeous plants.

  • 5

    Posted by Barbara Rice on Jun 11th 2021

    These plants arrived in good condition with one that was a bit wilted but after planting they all look good. I’d order from again

  • 5
    Happy Plants, Happy...

    Posted by Nicole Jolley on Jun 6th 2021

    Plants were carefully packaged and look happy and healthy. I'm so happy to have them. Glad to support this small family business.

  • 3
    Purple DaydreamLoropetalum

    Posted by Pam on May 19th 2021

    The leaves have all turned green a month after planting. So it does not have the color landscape value I wanted. Aren't they supposed to stay purple all year?

  • 5

    Posted by Donald New on Apr 11th 2021

    Ordered 3 got two...where’s my plant?!

  • 5
    Plants arrived...

    Posted by Marjorie Pettersen on Apr 5th 2021

    I am pleased and will order again

  • 5
    Excellent experience all around. Quick delivery...

    Posted by Abigail Baker Caruso on Mar 29th 2021

    Excellent experience all around. Quick delivery of perfectly fresh and healthy plants!

  • 5

    Posted by Gail Megason on Oct 24th 2020

    Plants very well packed. Healthy and intact. Delivery prompt! Great service