A new planting, spotted hidden away in a playpark behind the tennis courts, just as it was about to lose its first leaves. This one is going to be stunning if it survives the relentless December rain.
Update: it did survive the rain. Here's the new leaves in May 2016, lush and rich green
with a distinctive purple edge
Eventually, when mature, the tree will have lovely peeling bark in a mosaic of shades.