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Apr 15, 2018 9:34 PM CST
Winlock, WA

I have these plants in my yard and I am having a hard time figuring out what they are. They smell like cat pee really bad from a distance but up close they have a nice piney/earthy smell. Located in southwest Washington.


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Apr 15, 2018 9:39 PM CST
Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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looks like a Juniper bush to me , which variety though I would have no idea , but I pretty sure some one here will

Juniper (Juniperus)
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Apr 16, 2018 12:05 AM CST
Name: Kyle
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I love junipers. Grow a lot of them. I wish I knew for sure which one that is. I would love to have one. Maybe a conifer expert will chime in soon.
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Apr 16, 2018 12:08 PM CST

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The foliage looks like Thuja occidentalis, not sure which variety, possibly 'Golden Globe'

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Apr 17, 2018 4:37 PM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
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Juniperus sabina 'Tamariscifolia' seems like a good bet. They were planted all over California in the 50's and 60's in all the new tract homes.. They're prickly, and cat pee is an accurate description. I'm surprised there are no pictures in the database. There are newer cultivars that are similar, but I'd start with the Tam Juniper.
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