Thank you for your question. Is it a shrub or a tree? Can you give us some information about the size of the leaves, and how they are arranged on the branches? Are the light green growths new leaves, or some kind of fruit? Thanks!
It's more like an herbaceous annual or perennial. It is 1 foot high, largest leaf is 7 inches long, the light green looked like pods, but today appear to be buds and one is starting to flower. See new photo. The plant behind it is a short sunflower.
Thanks for more photos. We believe it to be a member of this dangerous family: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datura Good luck!