Posted: 10/05/2016 at 14:13
It is a euonymus, E. umbellata is a possibility, there's another one I have that's similar but its name escapes me for the moment. They can take a hack back, no problem. I do it at the end of winter but one of them often gets another bash in summer or it would be in the road.
I have Euonymus umbellata in 2 places, one is exposed to sun and wind on dry soil and is half the size and half as healthy looking as the one on better soil.