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Mickey
Nov 11, 2012 3:10 PM CST
Is there anyone that grows oleander as a hobby? The Oleander Society said they have a few members in Arizona but didn't give me names or addresses.
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Aguane
Nov 11, 2012 5:44 PM CST
Not me. I do have a red, two dark pinks and a light pink. They've gone to seed at times and volunteers pop-up here and there. I don't really appreciate them so I pull the baby starts. Never thought about growing oleander as a hobby. I know they survive well in our Sonoran desert.
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mcash70
Nov 13, 2012 2:03 PM CST
I know that Linda, quietyard, grows oleander, I don't remember how many she has.
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sheryl
Nov 13, 2012 8:05 PM CST
Mmm - be careful, I've been seeing a lot of Oleander scorch lately.
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quietyard
Nov 13, 2012 8:18 PM CST
Yes, I have lots of oleanders but I planted them for privacy not doing it as a hobby. They are old and some of them do have some type of disease but you can cut the bad parts out and they survive at least for a while. Crying
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sheryl
Nov 14, 2012 12:20 PM CST
According to what I'm reading, they seem to last 3-5 years past infection, but I bet cutting it out would lengthen its life if caught early enough. Don't forget to bleach your pruners after cutting.
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Name: Linda
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quietyard
Nov 14, 2012 12:39 PM CST
I used to bleach the cutters but kind of got away from that. I need to go back to doing that, thanks for the reminder ! Smiling
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sheryl
Nov 14, 2012 9:54 PM CST
Thumbs up
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Mickey
Nov 17, 2012 4:37 PM CST
Linda,
Do you have any double oleanders?Were do you live?
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Name: Linda
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quietyard
Nov 17, 2012 6:08 PM CST
I live in Tucson, Mickey and I do not recall if any of mine are the double. They are all over 25 years old.
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sheryl
Nov 28, 2012 1:53 PM CST
Gosh, just saw a property in Paradise Valley with about 100 of the large old Oleanders - nearly 50% of them had scorch.
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Name: Linda
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quietyard
Nov 28, 2012 4:35 PM CST
I'm all ears! I do not want to hear this !!! Crying
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sheryl
Nov 29, 2012 10:31 PM CST
Sorry.... Thumbs down It is lousy. We should know better (at least by now) than to over plant anything as much as we did Oleander, you know? Kinda like the poor Elm trees back east. Monoculture, it's called.
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Mickey
Nov 30, 2012 1:21 PM CST
I just spent hours on the phone with a lovely person from the oleander.org group. There have to be over 400 different types of oleanders by now. Their club is based in Galveston Texas. They are way more popular right now in Europe. Many have however been lost in WW1 and WW2.
Scorch is big in California but I haven't seen in in Phoenix. I am sorry to hear it. Living in Cave Creek I have never seen it.
I was sent 3 wonderful oleander books and I will have to look up what causes oleander. I know if you have the bug the something sharpshooter they will kill oleander and I have seen them in Mesa.
Please oleander have not been over planted! There is so much information that is not known in the US. They also have oleander that will survive in the snow.
I have several plants coming and in the spring I will be having a ton of cuttings to start. I will try and get some photos soon on the web site. Sorry but I have other things to do today and I have to help work.Some of you know that my husband had a company that keeps rats out of cars.
I now have a great source for an oleander called Splended, it is a type and not the name of a plant. (We lack so much information here) it has a double pink with a flower of 2 inches. I would be happy to give any one cuttings or small plants if anyone would like any.
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sheryl
Dec 2, 2012 9:35 PM CST
Well, Mickey, we'll have to agree to disagree on the over-planting point. I see them all over the place - from yards, to roadsides, commercial properties, etc. Hard to walk in the Phoenix area without tripping over an Oleander, to my experience.
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