Vitex / Chaste tree -Grows well in Texas. Deer will not touch it, drought will not droop it and if it gets too tall you can cut it back hard since it blooms on new wood. Looks amazing mixed in with grasses and Knockout roses.
The Only Shrubs You Need to Grow.This is a picture of purple smoke bush that ignites the border. Their stems grow straight up like pipe cleaners, a habit which makes them useful additions to any border in need of diverse forms.
Vitex tree, or Chaste tree. It is a deciduous shrub that is commonly trimmed into a small tree. Normal bloom times in North Texas are from May to September. It is a well adapted plant for most landscapes in Texas.
Texas Sage - This is a wonderful plant that not only adds a lot of purple to the landscape but also a neutral tone that goes well with a lot of other desert, southwest, and native plants. Texas sage can get quite large so it works well as a background,
Valued for its outstanding display of pink or white flowers in spring, redbud is an easy-to-grow small tree with delightful heart-shape leaves that turn golden-yellow in fall. It thrives in sun or partial shade and is native to areas of North America.
Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) Though tolerant of winter cold, the redbud likes the warm summers of its native Appalachian habitat. Its rosy-magenta spring flowers, heart-shaped leaves, and compact form translate well to suburban settings.