This one is over 10' high. I originally thought it was a Xylosma, until I got closer...my guess now is it is a European Prunus spp.
(got me - Abq has many Prunus caroliniana, but as neglected patio trees, rarely with ample room and never as a tall hedge)
I like the shape this hedge was pruned in, too. That takes thoughtful training, working with how a plant grows.
Boxwood / Buxus japonica (or B. koreana?):
That's a versatile plant, for many sizes of spaces except larger ones (not freeways, Abq "Creative" Class). Note what the boxwood does -
1) Defines the lawn vs. the building spaces
2) Frames the tulips when flowering (2-3 weeks)
3) Distracts from the tulips when they are not so pretty (49 weeks)
4) Looks good all year, it's an evergreen
Back in Abq or El Paso, I wonder why people use boxwoods in gravel areas, and as isolated curiousities, to broil under an angry, 4000'+ elevation desert sun. Here - try part shade, the oasis, and in dense plantings.
The above landscape is in the Napa Valley, averaging 30" of precip / year (we average that in 4 years), plus the irrigated lawn (that we don't have much of), 90F summer days but hours of coolness from dusk to early morning (here, little of that), and 60F winters with regular wet periods (winter's our dry season, mixing sun, dry, warm to cold days and many freezing nights, and more wind). Adapt...translate.
Star or Confederate Jasmine / Trachelospermum jasminoides:
Attention to detail on site planning and planting design creates a great experience. Does your area have that, or not? Why?