Oleander (Nerium oleander 'Punctatum') in the Oleanders Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 6 - 10 feet
Plant Spread: 6 - 10 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Dark green olive like leaves.
Flowers: Showy
Other: Clusters of 2 inch flowers in mid pink.
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Flowering Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Not suitable for containers

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Posted by virginiarose (Virginia) on Mar 20, 2012 6:00 PM

Oleanders are hardy low maintenance drought tolerant shrub with pretty flowers over a long period.
Good for coastal gardens, screening hedging, also wind and fire break.
Tolerates neglect and light frost once established.

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