Precautions of Holly Plant - Knowledgebase Question

East Lansing, MI
Question by ezbz10
October 20, 2006
I was told that Holly Plants can be harmful to animals so we don't want to plant our new Blue Boy Holly plant where they play. Are they dangerous to animals?


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Answer from NGA
October 20, 2006

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Holly berries are toxic to humans so they should not be consumed, but I cannot find any reference to holly (Ilex) in the Cornell University's list of plants poisonous to animals (http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/p...). It isn't likely that a dog or cat would eat holly leaves because of the prickly leaf margins.

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