Several Arkansas native plant features rich, violet leaves, the ornamental variety can offer a garden with mostly green haulm killers. Most of Arkansas’ purple-leaf plants show their colors in spring and summer, although a work – weigela – continues its violet color in the autumn. For some of Arkansas’ purple-leaved plants, full sun is necessary to get the maximum amount of purple in their leaves.
Purpleleaf sand cherry
As the name implies, the purpleleaf sand cherry (Prunus cistena) has leaves with purple highlights. Purpleleaf sand cherries have purple leaves in late spring and summer, fall, make this plant leaves in a bronze-green color, but the rebound in the sun to keep their purple color longer than the plants partially sunlight. Purpleleaf sand cherries are shrubs and grow up to eight meters when mature. For cultivation, these shrubs grow in full or partial sun and in moist or drought-tolerant environments. Purpleleaf sand cherries produce pinkish-white flowers in spring.
Also known as “Midnight Wine”, the weigela (Weigela florida) is a low shrub – about two meters high at the end of the term – the burgundy-purple foliage in spring and summer offers. In autumn the leaves turn weigela in a dark purple color. Weigela leaves are an adult at least three inches long. Weigelas grow better in well-drained soils and full sun. Although they grow better in the sun, will also tolerate partial shade weigelas. This Arkansas native shrub produces clusters of pink flowers in spring.
Many gardeners in the Southeast states – including Arkansas – use the semi-evergreen nandina (Nandina domestica) for decorative purposes. This plant is also known as “heavenly bamboo,” because of its cane-like stems. Nandina plants grow between 6-8 feet high, in part or full loads sunlight. Cultivators grow miniature versions of nandinas as “dwarf nandinas” which are about two feet tall known. When new leaves arrive in spring, nandinas have a reddish-purple look.
Redleaf Japanese barberry
The Redleaf Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea) has to become widespread in the United States, from Wisconsin Florida, including Arkansas. Redleaf Japanese barberry are able to grow in difficult and wet soils, these plants prefer full sun for leaves in the shade thin. Also has a light shade, the rich reddish-purple foliage plant. Redleaf Japanese barberry have a high tolerance to drought. These shrubs grow up to five meters, and have a six-foot width.