These two shrubs opposite the firehall in my 'hood, an apartment building planting, are notable for their very attractive dark coloured leaves, maybe 3 cm long or less - a little hard to tell because the leaves are all curled back (but also because I forgot to measure them). The leaves are opposite, and very tough, and the few flowers I found are hard, like wood. Leaf margins are entire. Young leaves and stems are softer and hairy, seen in the last photo. The branches seem squared off. I did take habit photos of both shrubs, but one photo has disappeared. The first photo here, taken for the trunk, is the individual from which the detail photos were taken. I've thought of privet, but those larger flowers have me confused.