Gray dogwood/cornus racemosa and arrowwood viburnum/viburnum dentatum

Asked October 16, 2016, 8:42 PM EDT

My neighbors have both of these plants lining our common yard edges and I want to know if their berries are poisonous. I have grandchildren and want to be sure they are safe.

Washington County Minnesota

2 Responses

I suspect that sufficient quantity of either of these berries could cause stomach distress. Some dogwoods cause skin irritation in some people. But neither seems to be a delicacy:

I appreciate your response to my question.

Thank you Dennis