Got a few big bushes on a side of the house (see attached image) - no idea what those are (I'm not much of a gardener) and did not bother to ask the previous owner.
I've noticed one of them died about a month ago and now I see another one almost half dead too.
Would appreciate any help to:
1) Identifying what those are
2) What might be the reason for them dying like that?
I'm in North Carolina (zone 7)