Any ideas on the identity of this shrub? Sorry the close up of the leaf is a bit blurry. thanks
The leaves do look a bit like Weigela but the stems are all woody, no fleshy stems that I'd expect from summer's growth.
I can't see that as a weigela. The growth pattern doesn't look right
I wonder about one of those prunus with the purple leaves
That's why I put the question mark.
Could well be Prunus pisifera nigra.