This is Cotinus coggyria ‘Royal Purple’ and I love it when the sun shines through the new leaves. A great shrub which is so easy to grow as well as gorgeous.
This lovely shrub has started flowering and is a valuable source of food for any bees still out and about.
Although a deciduous shrub, it flowers throughout the winter, producing fragrant pink blooms, set against cinnamon coloured bark. The leaves in spring are beautiful bronze, turning red in the autumn.