Scientific Name: 
Heteromeles arbutifolia

Common Name: 


How is this plant unsafe?

How do you plant safely?


  • Unripe berries are poisonous because they contain cyanogenic glycosides which can convert to poisonous cyanide if eaten.
  • Ripe berries should have reduced amounts of toxins in them but it is safer to avoid eating the berries altogether.
  • Supervise pets and children playing near this plant.