dwarf oleanders - Knowledgebase Question

Goodyear, Ar
Question by divebag
March 11, 2009
I have 7 oleanders, five of which have quit blooming (all have been treated the same water & fertilizer wise). Should they be cut back?

Answer from NGA
March 11, 2009


I think fertilizer is what is causing the problem of non-blooming with your oleanders. They like dry soil which is low in nutrients. If you feed them regularly they will respond with lots of green growth but very few flowers. So, hold back on the fertilizer. You can prune them back and, since they flower on new growth, you may very well see lots of flowers later this spring. Enjoy!

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