If your Loropetalum is experiencing some kind of stress to where it hasn’t been growing actively, consider applying an organic all-purpose fertilizer to stimulate a gentle flush of new growth all over the shrub. The new growth will be a more vivid shade of purple than the older leaves.

Why are my Loropetalum not purple?

When Loropetalum is green and not purple or its proper color, it may be an effect of excess water, dry conditions, too much fertilizer, or even the result of a rootstock reverting. Lighting levels seem to have a large hand in leaf color as well. The deep coloring is caused by a pigment which is influenced by UV rays.

How do you maintain Loropetalum? Overgrown loropetalums may be cut back after blooming to reduce size. While plants tolerate heavy pruning, it is best to remove only one-quarter to one-third of the plant at a time. Use thinning cuts to maintain a strong form. Loropetalums regrow quickly.

How do you care for a purple diamond Loropetalum?

If your Loropetalum is experiencing some kind of stress to where it hasn’t been growing actively, consider applying an organic all-purpose fertilizer to stimulate a gentle flush of new growth all over the shrub. The new growth will be a more vivid shade of purple than the older leaves.

Why are my Loropetalum leaves turning yellow?

A: Loropetalum is a tough shrub but, like a lot of woody plants, it does not like to have wet roots all the time. Soggy soil prevents roots from absorbing nutrients. The result is yellow leaves: exactly what you have. Your best bet is to dig them up and replant after adding soil to this wet place.

How do you revive loropetalum?

If you live in a climate where it gets very hot, plant your Loropetalum on the east side of your home where it will receive just a few hours of direct morning sun. Keep it shaded during the hottest parts of the afternoon, and it should recover from heat stress and color up again.

What month do you prune loropetalum?

The best time to trim loropetalum is right after it has finished flowering. This late spring and early summer time frame will be the best time of year to prune loropetalum because it will be growing quickly and will return to a full shape again.

How big does a purple Diamond loropetalum get?

Growing only 4 to 6 feet tall and wide, Purple Diamond is just the right size for your yard. Vibrant pink flowers in spring; rich purple foliage holds its color all season.

How fast does purple Diamond loropetalum grow?

First up—Purple Diamond® Semi-dwarf Loropetalum. One thing people don’t realize when they buy a loropetalum in a one-gallon pot is that it grows fast and it grows big. The regular form can easily grow 12 feet tall and wide in just a few years.

Is purple Diamond loropetalum poisonous to dogs?

Toxicity: All parts of loropetalum are non-toxic to dogs, cats, and children. Ingestion of any plants can cause mild stomach upset in some pets.

What can I plant next to Loropetalum?

Set ‘Lemon Lime’ Nandina against the rich foliage of Purple Diamond® Loropetalum and flank with ‘Soft Caress’ Mahonia. The purple foliage complements both the soft foliage of ‘Lemon Lime’ Nandina and the bright flowers of ‘Soft Caress’ Mahonia.

How often should you water a Loropetalum?

Loropetalum in pots should be watered regularly to keep soil moist. For most situations, this will mean once to twice per week. Plants will do best when they are watered deeply; look for water to come out the drainage holes of your pot to indicate that all of the soil is wet.

How many times does Loropetalum bloom?

Loropetalum usually bloom in the spring and early summer months. Their delicate blooms can range from bright pink to white in color. They have a mild, spicy scent to add to their beauty. Loropetalum should bloom consistently in spring and occasionally will show a few blooms intermittently throughout the year.

Can you hard prune Loropetalum?

Hard pruning is a technique for drastically reducing the size of large shrubs. Hard pruning works best on fast growing shrubs e.g. Oleander, Loropetalum, and Photinia

Why is my Loropetalum losing its leaves?

2 Answers. Answer #2 · Gardenality.com’s Answer · John mentioned a lot of possibilities for why your Loropetalum could be losing it’s leaves. Lack of sunlight, too much water, alkaline soil, or severe cold temperatures can cause some defoliation.

Why is my Loropetalum drooping?

Only during prolonged drought will established Loropetalum plants require supplemental irrigation. If you see new leaves wilting or the tips of new stems bending over during dry weather this could be a sign your plants could use a good deep soaking.