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Thread: Lilly Pilly Shrub= Poisonous?

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    Default Lilly Pilly Shrub= Poisonous?

    I have a lilly pilly shrub (not the one with the red berries...this one doesn't produce berries at all)....when I trim it, white, sticky, milky stuff comes out...I know as a person this is dangerous to us if we consume it...but is it dangerous for dogs?

    I have noticed just the past 3 days, Candy has been pulling off live twigs (not a dead stick) and chewing them up. She shows no signs of illness, but should I be blocking this shrub off from her doing this?

    This is the tree/shrub

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    Hmmm, I heard that they aren't that dangerous to humans, but the good news is, they aren't dangerous for dogs. Just checked out a website, and a lady on there said he dog ate it once and got worried but the Vet said it's ok, it's not toxic.
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    I think they are OK Ozey mum

    Been googeling and came across this, see Brazillian cherry shrub:
    (http://indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov....nousPlants.pdf)

    Regardless though, i dont think i would want to risk it (Or get her in the habit of pulling your plants apart! LOL) I would just tell her No firmly when she does it and distract her with something else, but i dont think it is poisonous as such, although i would say eating enough of any plant would probably be likley to upset a dogs tummy. Crazy dogs!

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    Phew...thanks

    Ahhh indiscapes...doh...that's just up the rd from me sort of.., I should have looked that up hehe

    What about this one...the berries on it. It's a palm tree but I have noo idea what type it is. The kids are playing with the berries NOW, I have told them DO NOT eat them and DO NOT let Candy eat them...they just told me Candy DID eat some...arghhhh


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    Quote Originally Posted by ally_xx View Post
    Hmmm, I heard that they aren't that dangerous to humans, but the good news is, they aren't dangerous for dogs. Just checked out a website, and a lady on there said he dog ate it once and got worried but the Vet said it's ok, it's not toxic.

    Shhhh, don't tell the kids it's not dangerous...lol, they'll start licking the milky stuff

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    Are you sure it is a Lillypilly?? It sure doens't look like any variety I have ever seen....and I don't know of any Lillypillys that don't have berries to be homest. It actually looks like a weeping fig..white trunk, glossy leaves....I'd almost certainly say it was a weeping fig tree.
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    Its a king palm Ozey mum and i dont think its poisonous either. I used to have a few in the front yard of an old house and never had any probs and the birds used to eat them (And the dogs would eat the birds droppings sometimes, so)

    Been trying to see if can find it on any poisonous plant list but nope.

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    LOL and just saw your first pics of your lilly pilly tree, i dont think it is a lilly pilly, i think its a common fig tree (How i know all this i dont know! LOL my sister used to study botany stuff and i like gardening, but have no idea how I am full of usless info LOL)

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    Ummm, no, not sure it IS a lilly pilly, I have had one that had the berries (the council gives out)...I thought this was similar ...same family ?? lol..I have nooo idea...

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    Quote Originally Posted by leo01 View Post
    Its a king palm Ozey mum and i dont think its poisonous either. I used to have a few in the front yard of an old house and never had any probs and the birds used to eat them (And the dogs would eat the birds droppings sometimes, so)

    Been trying to see if can find it on any poisonous plant list but nope.
    Ahhh, good stuff...thank you all very much for your info

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