Toxic plant clippings in compost?

austinchilepepper(8)January 19, 2013

Hi All,

I have a ligustrum bush and some lantanas that grow pretty fast, and I had a lot of clippings.

I have read that ligustrum and lantanas are toxic. Is it safe to put those clippings into a compost bin to be used in a vegetable garden?

Thanks!

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Absolutely safe.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 6:24PM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

The toxicity that is refered to is if you were to eat those plant parts. In your compost they do not present a problem.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 7:14AM
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toxcrusadr

Generally a good idea not to eat compost anyway. :-D

    Bookmark   January 22, 2013 at 12:51PM
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