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Q.Burning bush berries

Zone west central Iowa | rnmort added on November 7, 2015 | Answered

When do I plant the berries, spring or fall? Are they really poisonous to dogs and cats? Are the berries something that a dog would WANT to eat? Are they desirable for a dog? I picked some along a highway (the berries) and I want to plant them but I don’t know WHEN to plant them. And I certainly don’t want our pet dog to eat the berries and get sick or worse…would he WANT to eat the berries? And are they ALL poisonous? Thank you so much!

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Answered on November 10, 2015

All parts of a Burning Bush are listed as poisonous.
The ASPCA lists the entire plant and seeds toxic to dogs and cats.

As to if the plant attracts dogs and cats; I don't have an answer.
If you plant digs in your yard, the berries and leaves do drop from this shrub. This would be something to consider.


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