Newell Cestrum Poisionous - Knowledgebase Question

Oceanside, CA
Question by barbandscott
January 21, 2002
Is my newell cestrum poisionous? I have a small child and two dogs.


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Answer from NGA
January 21, 2002

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Cestrum 'newellii' is an evergreen shrub with showy clusters of red tubular flowers which are attractive to hummingbirds. It's a member of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family and plant parts can be toxic if eaten. Exercise caution by keeping your child and pets away from it.

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