I love the phrase 'arching habit'- great name for a novel or a band. In describing Physocarpus Opulifolius that phrase is usually preceded by 'graceful'. All three words popped into my head looking at a swaying branch of this shrub against a pale wall. Its 'Diablo'- an inky black burgundy green. One more thought - it would look really interesting as an ink painting - pictured above is a digital version of one- photographs of the branch yielded an outline that I filled with many layers of scanned washes in burgundy, green and black until I felt it captured what I saw.
+ Occasional Oasis:May Afternoon