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Purple Diamond Loropetalum

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  • Zones 7-10
  • Height 4-6 feet
  • Spread 4-5 feet
  • Full sun to part shade

Purple Diamond Loropetalum, Loropetalum chinense ‘Shang-hi’, is a broadleaf evergreen shrub with four seasons of deep purple foliage. Showy, pink blooms add to the beauty of this outstanding performer. Plant as an accent in the shrub border or as a foundation planting. Makes a colorful informal hedge or mass planting.

Purple Diamond Semi-Dwarf Loropetalum Care

Plant in well-drained, acid soil. Water regularly to establish. Fertilize with acid fertilizer in the spring after flowering. Pruning rarely needed. Shape if desired after spring bloom.

Purple Diamond Semi-Dwarf Loropetalum Spacing

Plant 6 feet apart in the shrub border or when used as a mass planting. For an informal hedge, space 4 ½ -5 feet apart, measured from the center of each plant.

Purple Diamond Semi-dwarf Loropetalum Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-10
Flower Color(s): Pink
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Color(s): Rich Purple
Light Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Height: 4-6 Feet
Spread: 4-5 Feet
Habit: Compact
Watering: Medium
Features: Deer Resistant, Dwarf, Rebloomer, Interest Year-Round
Scientific Name: Loropetalum chinense 'Shang-hi' PP18331
Common Name: Purple Diamond® Semi-dwarf Loropetalum
Brand: Southern Living Plants

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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.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 7-10 business days

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

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

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Winter to Early Spring

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  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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Fall into Winter

  • We’ll ship all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


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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.

4 Reviews - Purple Diamond Loropetalum Show Reviews

  • 4

    Posted by Jane on Oct 7th 2018

    I ordered 2 to put in planters on the porch. So far it looks good. We will see how well the shrubs do long term.

  • 5
    so neat!

    Posted by Kelly on Feb 28th 2018

    I saw this plant on Pinterest, and thought it was the coolest looking plant. I just had to buy one!

  • 5
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    Posted by Amanda on Oct 7th 2017

    I have heard about these as a growing trend in southern landscaping. I thought they looked really interesting so I bought 2. I haven't heard of plant addicts before, so I was a little nervous but decided to give them a try since they were cheaper than other websites. I was super happy with my purchase and will definitely order from them again next spring!

  • 5

    Posted by Marybeth on Oct 5th 2017

    Love the color of this bush. I ordered 5 to make a small hedge out of these at my house in Virginia.