In a west European city in front of an office building I found this plant which for some reason has many spider webs built on it.

The shrub has about 70 cm height but clearly pruned.

Any idea what it is? enter image description here

  • I don't suppose you've ever noticed any flowers on it, maybe around spring time?
    – Bamboo
    Sep 4, 2020 at 15:35
  • No, I have never seen any flowers!
    – Haider
    Sep 4, 2020 at 17:36

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Possibilities are Skimmia japonica and a smaller Prunus laurocerasus (cherry laurel) cultivar such as "Otto Luyken" or "Zabeliana". All of these are widely used in commercial landscaping. Wait and see what the flowers are like when they eventually appear.

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