In my yard: Cottinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ . considered a tree but I grow it as a shrub, whacking it back to the ground each spring to keep the height lower and make it bush out. easily grows tall in a season. glows purple with the sun behind it.
Making a cutting of a Split Leaf Philodendron (Monstera deliciosa). Clip so you get a little air-root. Put your cutting directly into the ground or in water, either works well. Cut away the little bit that remained on the mother plant.