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January 16, 2010
4:00 PM

Post #7467074

I have a foul smell eminating from my Viburnum tinus I have two shrubs in my garden both close to each other and they smell of dogs muck. Does anyone have an answer to this problem thanks.
Dighton, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 17, 2010
2:16 AM

Post #7468723

I read somewhere that some viburnum just have a stinky smell and some just stink when they are trying to attract pollinators. I think this link talks about it.


Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 17, 2010
5:20 PM

Post #7470156

Yup...they can smell pretty bad the last few days of blooming. Otherwise they are very nice shrubs in the landscape...First time mine bloomed, it was lovely...a couple days later i kept checking my shoes...and wrinkling my nose looking for the Viburnum...grin

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