Moved into a new house and I’m trying to ID two shrubs. I’m in North Texas, both plants kept their leaves and stayed green through winter and both are about 4’x4’. Any help is appreciated, hopefully these photos are sufficient. Thanks! enter image description here

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Top one is ligustrom , small flowers but nice smell, bees love it. They will grow into a small tree if not pruned. The lower one looks like euonymus; Not certain because there are a few kinds and often they are varigated with white.

  • Yep, further investigation confirms Ligustrom (privet). Thank you! – Phildosaurus May 14 '20 at 2:36

The second photo is a Euonymus, probably E. japonicus http://architecturalplants.com/plants/id/euonymus-japonicus.

The first I'm not sure - I can't see the structure of the flowers properly from the photograph, but it may also be another variety of Euonymus. Another, clearer photo of the flowers might be helpful. Are the flowers fragrant?

  • Excellent. Searching for more photos by name, I believe you are correct. E. Japonicus. Thank you! – Phildosaurus May 14 '20 at 2:34

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