Poisonous plant material - Knowledgebase Question

Alexandria, VA
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Question by bonittsj
September 21, 2006
Are the berries produced by the Nellie Stevens Holly or the Oak Leaf Red Holly poisonous to children?

Answer from NGA
September 21, 2006
Holly berries are toxic if consumed. If you're concerned about children eating holly berries, I'd recommend planting a shrub that does not produce berries. (Male hollies such as 'Blue Prince' do not produce berries.)

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