I think my viburnum is a mutant

Use this area to discuss trees, shrubs, and woody ornamentals.

Moderator: Chris_W

I think my viburnum is a mutant

Postby caliloo » May 09, 2007 7:34 pm

I think my viburnum is a mutant :(

Really, I do.

The first flowers began to open today and I couldn't WAIT to bury my nose in there to smell that wonderful sweet Mowhawk viburnum smell.

I almost gagged.

It smells like cat pee! :eek: :o :???: :(

What the heck could be wrong? Is there a cat pee smelling viburnum that I got by mistake? :x :o

Yuck.

I think I will shovel prune it tomorrow :(
Spring - An experience in immortality.
- Henry D. Thoreau
User avatar
caliloo
 
Posts: 3406
Joined: Dec 07, 2004 4:11 am
Location: SE PA Zone 6/7
USDA Zone: SE PA z6

I think my viburnum is a mutant

Sponsor

Sponsor
 

Postby LucyGoose » May 09, 2007 9:54 pm

I have no idea....but cat pee??? Yikes!! :o
User avatar
LucyGoose
 
Posts: 17446
Joined: Nov 14, 2001 7:00 pm
Location: Zone 5, Northwest Indiana

Postby Tigger » May 10, 2007 10:09 am

It's a Mohawk? or you were just expecting it to smell like one?
User avatar
Tigger
 
Posts: 2368
Joined: Oct 14, 2001 7:00 pm
Location: SE Penna Zone 6b (7a?), lat. 39°50'
USDA Zone: 6b - 7a

Postby viktoria » May 10, 2007 10:26 am

There are some sweetly fragrant viburnums such as Koreanspice, and then there are the ones that smell like...ummm...; you must have bought one of the latter.

Viktoria
Many a great tune has been played on an older fiddle.
User avatar
viktoria
 
Posts: 2460
Joined: Oct 17, 2001 7:00 pm

Postby caliloo » May 10, 2007 11:24 am

It was labeled Viburnum "Mohawk" which I believe is one of the most sweetly fragrant viburnums on the market. Of course, it wasn;t in bloom when i got it last fall, so it very easily could have been mismarked :(

Whatever it is - YUCK!

It is quite pretty though, so I guess I will move it to the very BACK of the yard.

On the plus side though... I bet the deer won't eat it :lol:

Alexa
Spring - An experience in immortality.
- Henry D. Thoreau
User avatar
caliloo
 
Posts: 3406
Joined: Dec 07, 2004 4:11 am
Location: SE PA Zone 6/7
USDA Zone: SE PA z6

Postby Buckeye » May 11, 2007 5:34 am

I think Mohawk is one of the best of the fragrant ones for foliage and aroma, but it sounds like you got V. lantana---probably "Mohican".
Buckeye
 
Posts: 122
Joined: Jul 05, 2003 10:59 pm
Location: North Central Ohio

Postby caliloo » May 11, 2007 6:23 am

THanks Buckeye.....

I will be on the lookout for a Mohawk this year. One that is IN BLOOM so I can sniff test it before it comes home :lol: :lol: :lol:

Alexa
Spring - An experience in immortality.
- Henry D. Thoreau
User avatar
caliloo
 
Posts: 3406
Joined: Dec 07, 2004 4:11 am
Location: SE PA Zone 6/7
USDA Zone: SE PA z6


Return to Woody Plants

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest