Toxic Pieris (mountain fire)
I hoped to plant a mountain fire pieris by our deck, but read that it is very toxic. The rabbits drive me nuts, but I don't want to kill them. And the nectar is toxic also, so what about butterflies, bees and hummingbirds?
I'd like to keep it because it's such a nice looking plant. But I would put it away from where the dog or kids could reach. Is it unwise to keep it?
This is a sample of what I read.
Please give me some educated opinions.
Leaves and nectar from flowers.
Tingling sensation, salivation, nose and eyes watering, nausea, vomiting, sweating, abdominal pain, headache, weakness, convulsions; may be fatal.
HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!