This spiral shrub was partially dead when we took ownership and proceeded to shuffle off this mortal coil over the course of the summer. It needed to go.
If you recall, I enlisted your help in deciding what should replace the dead shrub. I had posted here on the blog and on facebook that I was considering azalea, pieris, lavender, or a burning bush as replacements. A facebook friend of mine, who is a great gardener, messaged me and told me about a plant that he was familiar with that would be an even better contender: the wine and roses weigela. Fun name, right?