Bead tree, Pride of India, Texas Umbrella tree, Melia azedarach, White Cedar, Paradise tree, China Ball tree, Persian Lilac
Toxicity to pets
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.
The content of this page is not veterinary advice. A number of factors (amount of substance ingested, size of the animal, allergies, etc.) determine what is toxic to a particular pet. If you think your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, call Pet Poison Helpline or seek immediate veterinary treatment.