Beautyberry – Poisonous

Q: Are the berries of the American beautyberry poisonous? Should I plant it in an area restricted from small children?

A: I can’t find any mention of them being poisonous. Birds certainly enjoy them each fall. There is a long list of common landscape plants that could cause stomach upset but I don’t think they require segregation in your garden. I believe the kids will be safe if you exercise normal caution outdoors. More details at

Poisonous Plants

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