Want a woody plant with purple foliage? You've always had these choices: Round leaves? Smoke bushes. Elliptical? Beech leaves. Feathery? Japanese maples. Pinnate? 'Ruby Lace' locust leaves.
But until dark-leaved forms of peach became available, there was no hardy woody whose burgundy leaves were both large and lance-shaped.
If you can accommodate its fussy needs, 'Bonfire' peach is a showstopper.