This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Winterberry euonymus
- Poisonous Plants, Trees
Can be grown as shrub or small tree; susceptible to scale
Play Value: Wildlife Enhancement
- Deciduous or evergreen shrub with leaves opposite and simple; flowers small, 4-parted, greenish maroon; fruit a reddish, pink, ivory to yellow capsule splitting and showing orange-red
- 18-24 ft.
- Non-showy 0.3 in. yellowish-green flowers in mid-spring; pinkish capsule with pinkish orange seeds
- Sun to partial shade; range of soil types except damp
- Rounded; pendulous branches
- Poison Part:
- All parts
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, chills, coma, and convulsions
- Toxic Principle:
- Unidentified, possibly a glycoside
- TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN.
- Found in:
- Forest or natural areas in mixed deciduous forests and low woodlands; weedy in disturbed areas around houses and buildings; land
- 10-15 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- 2-4 in. opposite, simple leaves; seldom develop fall color
NCCES plant id: 1986