Are Indian hawthorne berries toxic?

Answer No. Deer and birds eat them, and some people make jam out of the berries.

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Are the berries of the Firethorn bush toxic?

Birds eat it - get drunk - fall off the bush - get eaten by the cat. In that respect the berries are very fatal.This link suggests that the berries are completely edible and can be used for jams an... Read More »

What if the first guy to eat poisonous berries was just allergic and we're missing out on delicious berries?

Nowadays we have the technology to test foods for toxicity. Not only do we know which foods are poisonous, but we also know which poisons they contain and who will be affected. It wasn't that long ... Read More »

What does a hawthorne bush look like?

It looks like a Raphiolepis shrub, because that is what "hawthorne bush" really is. It makes no sense for it to ever have been called that, there is no resemblance in leaf, flower, or fruit.There a... Read More »

How do I trim Hawthorne shrubs?

Remove Dead BranchesCut away dead or diseased branches from the shrub after all of the flowers have finished blooming. The Hawthorne (raphiolepis indicus) blooms in early spring. Mid to late spring... Read More »