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Mirror-Leaf Viburnum, Viburnum odoratissum 'Awabuki'
Viburnum Awabuki is a fast growing shrub with large, shiny leaves.  Use awabuki instead of sweet viburnum for a more unique look.  It is a good idea to use hand pruners as opposed to scissor  shears or mechanical cutters on shrubs with large leaves.

This awabuki hedge may not have been trimmed for some time, blocking sunlight.  Perhaps the homeowner likes it like that.

Alex Driscoll
Certified Arborist #1249A
Plant Guide /Landscape Shrubs / Mirror-leaf Viburnum