Can You ID This Plant?

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    No, not a contest. :p Just me trying to identify this shrub that started about 9" tall in a pot and after planted, grew to about 12'. We trimmed it up like a tree, with a single stalk from which everything else branches out. It's got blueish-purple flowers that hang on long strands giving it a weepy look. Amazingly it seems to bloom for most the year including the Winter (mild winter last year).

    We live in zone 9 (East Central Texas). Ideas? Thanks!

    Distant:
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    Closeup:
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    This is it! Did you know, or how did you search? Thanks! :D:D
     
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    That things huge man. I had one in a hanging pot once. Nowhere near that big.
     
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    It came from Google. :) I can't remember the exact search text string I used, but it didn't take but a minute or two to find.
     
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    This plant gets up to 15-20' as I recall. But as you might know, plants in pots are limited in size based on pot size. Did the one you have have a weeping look?
     
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    Ya. It hung down all around the pot and grew upwards both.

    Very pretty too.
     
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    I'm not a huge fan of East Texas climate, but I must admit it has some beautiful plant life. :)
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion! :)

    Speaking of pretty flowers, here are two more:

    Passion Flower:
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    Bird of Paradise:
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    Possibly interesting ours died back to the grown last winter with 2 hard freezes. But they are growing back. Naturally a shrub of the verbena family, we pruned it into a pseudo tree. It's native to Mexico, South America, and the Carrabean.
     
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    If duranta erecta lasts long than 4 hours call a doctor.:D:p
     
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    I see the plant sometimes, but do not know its name.
     

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