I bought a house, and have two of these little shrubs. I'm in zone 7. I thought they were dead because they were just dry brown sticks but then realized it was growing up green again from the soil line. I pulled out all the dead stuff, and here it is.
It's got little buds now, and I can tell it's going to be a red flower.
It's really bugging me & I want to know what it is.