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BRIEF: Is this Oleander tree safe for my dog?


QUESTION:
Residence is in Scottsdale, Az. I have three young trees planted in my yard. They are said to be an Oleander type of plant with , now, with 1/2 to 1 inch green cherry to small apple type fruit. Would these be of the typically poisonous fruit or vegetation from the more typical type of Oleander shrub? These plants are more like a tree than a shrub. I have a three year old lab retriever who sometimes eats plants and vegetation. Please advise.

ANSWER:

I don't recall seeing oleander fruit that looked anything like what you describe, but the tree could be related or have a similar toxin. You haven't given me much to go on. Perhaps a solid ID by a local botanist would help... REAL (Nerium) oleander is a tremendous hazard and I would not have them around kids or curious dogs, a very small amount can be dangerous.