Are Abelias Poisonous?

Abelia grandiflora is non-toxic to humans and animals according to all toxic plant registries. While no part of the Abelia plant is poisonous, it is also not known to be consumed in any context. Abelia fruit are small, hard brown oval seed pods.


Are Abelias Poisonous to Children?

Abelia is not poisonous to children. Skin contact is non-irritating and ingesting the plant is safe. Any large amounts ingested will likely cause stomach discomfort but not toxicity. While not poisonous, children should not be encouraged to ingest any part of the plant.

Are Abelias Poisonous to Dogs?

No part of the Abelia plant is known to be poisonous to dogs. Any large amounts ingested will likely cause stomach discomfort and potentially vomiting but will not harm the dog.

Are Abelias Poisonous to Other Animals?

Abelia are not known to be poisonous to any animals. Abelia is also known to be deer resistant making the plant a great candidate for border plantings as a way to deter deer as well as shield animals and/or pets from other potentially harmful or poisonous plants. Use  a safe, deer resistant plant as a physical barrier.

Symptoms of Abelia Poisoning

No parts of Abelia plants will poison or harm humans or animals if ingested but consuming large amounts of any part of the plant will likely cause upset stomach and/or vomiting.


Preventing Abelia Poisoning

Abelia is not poisonous but it is also not considered edible. Children and pets should be discouraged from eating any part of the plant.

Pet Poison Hotline

If something were to happen to your furry friend, and you suspect that they are suffering from (plant xyz) poisoning, there is a poison control hotline to call for 24/7 vet advice. It is called the Pet Poison Hotline, and their phone number is (855) 764-7661.

Click here for a complete list of Pet Safe Plants.

Sources: "Non-toxic Plant List." Oregon Health & Science University.

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 Author Katie Endicott - Published 1-25-2022