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Q.Boxwood Shrub Smells Like Cat Pee

Anonymous added on April 25, 2014 | Answered

Bought a small boxwood shrub. It smells like cat pee. Is this normal?

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Answered on April 25, 2014

Unfortunately, yes, this is normal. Many boxwood shrubs (usually American species) are known for their overwhelming aroma that is reminiscent of male cat urine. This article will help with types to avoid when purchasing these shrubs in the future: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/boxwood/boxwood-has-bad-odor.htm

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