Pruning 101: How to Prune Loropetalums

One of the several advantages of Southern Living® Plant Collection's Loropetalums is their easy-care growth habit. These low-maintenance shrubs have a compact size that requires very little pruning. Unlike other loropetalums, Purple Pixie® Dwarf Weeping Loropetalum grows only 1 to 2 feet tall by 4 to 5 feet wide.

 

Even Purple Diamond® Semi-dwarf Loropetalum is more manageable than standard loropetalums, which can swallow your house without pruning. The compact Purple Diamond® Loropetalum grows to an average size of 4-6 feet tall and wide.

If you choose to prune, you may shape branches that have grown out of place and deadhead flowers to encourage more and longer-lasting blooms. When shaping, make different size cuts so that the shrub maintains its natural appearance.

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