Esperanza Plants

Are Esperanza shrubs poisonous?

Zone 94587 | EsperanzaLYNS added on July 28, 2019 | Answered

I want to plant the Bells of Fire Esperanza on my gravel lawn as a divider between my driveway and my left side neighbor.

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Answered on July 28, 2019

I couldn't find solid information that Esperanza is poisonous. A plant that is toxic can cause anything from nausea to life-threatening illness to rash. It is all labeled toxicity. The lack of firm information leads me to believe there just haven't been documented illness from Esperanza.
Here is an article on Esperanza from Arizona State Univ; there is no mention of toxicity.
This is a list of plants that are toxic to dogs from ASPCA. They have a separate list for cats.

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