This sub-tropical fast growing shrub can easily reach between 5 to 10 feet tall and just as wide. It usually forms a multi-stemmed clump with branches that droop and trail. Foliage is semi-deciduous with lush-green shiny ovate leaves that are sometimes toothed. Flowers are produced in clusters on the terminal growth of its graceful and weeping branches.
These delicately fragranced flowers (individual flower measuring 0.5 inch across) in colors of deep violet-blue or purple, sky blue blooms almost all year round in spring, summer and autumn and throughout the year in the tropics. Duranta erecta (syn D. repens) produces golden-orange berries in hanging bunches too.
A very showy shrub with flowers and berries on the plant at the same time! Its pretty flowers attract bees and butterflies and its bright golden berries are relished by birds, though these fruits are very poisonous to humans, animals and possibly pet birds.