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 plant toxicity

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:
http://poisonousplants.ansci.cornell.edu/php/plants.php?action=faqs&num=287
https://ucanr.edu/sites/poisonous_safe_plants/files/154528.pdf

I appreciate your response to my question.

Thank you Dennis