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Chinaberry Tree

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Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs, Horses

Level of toxicity: Generally moderate

Common signs to watch for:

  • Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Depression
  • Seizures
  • Death

This tree is also referred to as Bead tree, Pride of India, Paradise tree, White Cedar, Texas Umbrella tree, China Ball tree, and Persian Liliac. All parts of the tree are considered toxic with the highest concentration of the toxins (meliatoxins) found in the berries. Clinical signs include drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, and depression; with larger ingestions, toxicity can progress to seizures and death.

Poison type: Plants

Alternate names: Bead tree, Pride of India, Texas Umbrella tree, Melia azedarach, White Cedar, Paradise tree, China Ball tree, Persian Lilac