need help identifying a plant, may be called live forever
My mother, who lives in Ohio, gave me a plant that I am now trying to identify. She called it live forever, but the only live-forever plants I can find online are succulents. This is a deciduous plant, possibly a small shrub. She has it growing in full sun, has never fertilized or watered it, so it may grow larger if treated better. But for her it gets only a foot or two tall. It has bright green leaves, an inch or two long, and very flat, arranged alternately along each stem. In the fall she says it turns bright red and attracts a lot of attention. But she's not sure if the redness comes from the leaves changing color or from flowers. I suspect from flowers, because the small piece she brought me last summer never turned red (I live in Georgia). I'm trying to figure out where to plant this, how to treat it, and what it is, and hope maybe someone else there in Ohio will have heard of a live-forever that is not succulent. Sorry I don't have a photo.