As you know, I love plants that just keep on giving and this one is hard to beat on that score. A beautiful, late spring flowering shrub that produces its wonderful, lace-cap-like white flowers all over the bush. These flowers are later followed by red fruits.
However, it's the foliage that makes it my Plant of the Week. The new, young shoots emerge a bronze-red colour, before maturing to green as the season progresses, before forcing itself back to the forefront with its autumn leaf show. As the temperature drops the green leaves begin to turn, returning to the gorgeous shades of bronze-red they began the season with.
Well before it gets to its full size of 3m x 1.8m (10' x 6') it's a shrub that will catch anyone's attention at this time of year.