JoshG
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Please help me Identify these shrubs

Hey Everyone,

I'm new to this forum and a new homeowner. Could someone please identify these two shrubs.

shrub1:
[img]https://img97.imageshack.us/img97/2843/shrub1.jpg[/img]

shrub2:
[img]https://img441.imageshack.us/img441/1883/shrub2.jpg[/img]

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bewildered_nmsu
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The first one looks like boxleaf euonymus or maybe dwarf yaupon holly. The second looks like some kind of privet, maybe. Close-ups of the leaves and flowers would make it easier to ID.

JoshG
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Close Ups:

Shrub1:
[img]https://img170.imageshack.us/img170/8042/0922091231a.jpg[/img]

Shrub2:
[img]https://img170.imageshack.us/img170/7412/0922091231b.jpg[/img]

Hope this helps you identify better.

Thanks.

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bewildered_nmsu
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Second one is cherry laurel on closer inspection. First one isn't boxleaf euonymus or boxwood...anyone else?

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rainbowgardener
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I would have thought boxwood for the first one. Tell us why it isn't, bewildered.. (I mean bewildered, tell us why it isn't not tell us why it isn't bewildered, which it may be or we may be :) Don't you love commas! )

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bewildered_nmsu
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It might be boxleaf euonymus now that I'm looking at it again (flip flop flip). The bark doesn't look like boxwood to me but I've been wrong many times before. Boxleaf euonymus is called that because the leaves look remarkably like boxwood (imagine that).

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