Oleander Leaves Turning Yellow - Knowledgebase Question

Lufkin, TX
Question by jim97
May 19, 2001
About 6-7 weeks ago (early April) I planted a potted hardy red oleander. It has done pretty well, with green growth, red flowers, etc. In the last several days, I've noticed some yellow leaves mostly near the bottom of the plant. What gives? Is it still adjusting to transplant shock
or what?

Answer from NGA
May 19, 2001


Yellow leaves at the bottom of a plant (older leaves) usually are a sign of nitrogen deficiency. (If newer leaves are yellow with green veins, it's usually an iron deficiency.) Try applying a balanced landscape plant fertilizer and see if that doesn't clear it up.

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