Posted: 23/02/2014 at 18:40
Diablo doesn't look exactly alive right now. For me it is a,very hardy non suckering shrub. I cut mine down hard Annually so mine looks dead at moment.
Just wait for a couple of weeks or so ...or even now look for signs of budding.
Diablo is a bush I can't decideof I like it or not. Brown leaves? A hardy geranium, Ann folkard, foregrounds it and sets it off but purple cotinus is better.