Here is a comparison shot between the red colored ping pictured in the past few pics here ( on the left), and the ping that makes the curlicues on its leaf tips, just prior to it going dormant.(on the right).
It is beginning to show a bit of swerve on the longer leaves being made now.
The one on the right doesn't get as dark red and is smaller with more of a sprawling nature.
The one on the left, when viewed from above, looks like a red sea star that is reaching up to hug you.