Additional Common Names: Bead Tree, China Ball Tree, Paradise Tree, Persian Lilac, White Cedar, Japanese Bead Tree, Texas Umbrella Tree, Pride-of-India
Scientific Name: Melia azedarach
Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses
Toxic Principles: Tetranortriterpenes (meliatoxins)
Clinical Signs: Diarrhea, vomiting, salivation, depression, weakness, and seizures. Ripe fruit (berries) most toxic but also bark, leaves, and flowers.
If you suspect your pet may have ingested a potentially toxic substance, call the APCC at (888) 426-4435 or contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible.*
* A $65 consultation fee may apply.