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Are Viburnum Poisonous

Viburnums are a blooming shrub and consist of over 150 species of the plant. Spring to summer blooms, attractive foliage, and winter berries for wildlife make this shrub a favorite of gardeners. Generally speaking, most varieties of viburnum are non-toxic to humans and animals. The berries of the species (e.g. V. lentago) are edible and can be eaten raw or made for jam. The berries of the species (e.g. V. opulus) are mildly toxic and can cause vomiting if eaten in large quantities. 

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Are Viburnum Poisonous to Children

Viburnum shrubs are not poisonous to children. With so many varieties of viburnum, it is best to carefully read the label as the berries of the species (e.g. V. opulus) are mildly toxic and can cause vomiting if eaten in large quantities. 

Are Viburnum Poisonous to Dogs

According to The ASPCA’s Toxic and Non-Toxic Plant List, no viburnum species are listed as toxic to dogs. Keep in mind that many plants in your yard can be dangerous to you canine if ingested. Some can cause discomfort, stomach upset, or even be fatal. 

Are Viburnum Poisonous to Cats

According to The ASPCA’s Toxic and Non-Toxic Plant List, no viburnum species are listed as toxic to cats. Curious cats and kittens love to explore. It is best to discourage nibbling of plants, as even safe plants can cause stomach discomfort. Common symptoms of plant poisoning are vomiting and diarrhea. Contact your vet immediately. 

Are Viburnum Poisonous to Other Animals

The ASPCA's Toxic and Non-Toxic Plant List for Horses and livestock does not list viburnum as either toxic or non-toxic.

Symptoms of Viburnum Poisoning

Always check with your doctor or veterinarian for guidance if you suspect viburnum or any plant poisoning. Here are some common symptoms to look out for:

  • Stomach upset
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Drooling

Pet Poison Helpline

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