Tiny little purple balls

Hello there,
I would really really like to be able to find out what this plant i called - my partner and I were walking in Hampshire, in the south o England and we spotted this unusual little plant that appeared to b growing out of someone's front garden.
I will try my best to attach pictures but so far its not letting me.
The colour of the flowers on this plant are really unique and rare they are a gorgeous metallic shade of purple and they come in tin clusters of balls. The stem is a light woody colour and there is n foliage with this plant - they resemble slightly misletoe but mistleto has leaves generally, which is not the case with this rare plant.
Please help! Any sort of clue would be wonderful - I have searche high and low and nothing has come up.
Many thanks..
Christell
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On 1$B7n(B10$BF|(B, $B8aA0(B2:59, Christelle
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Is it what you saw in Hampshire?
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If that is the case, its 'murasakishikibu' or Japanese beautyberry (Callicarpa japonica Thumb) . The fruits would stay as it is after all the leaves are gone. i guess you might saw it with no leaves. If my brain cells have been activated properly, i may have hit the mark.<grin>
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