PlantsOleanders→Oleander (Nerium oleander 'Hardy White')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 6 - 20 feet
Plant Spread: 6 - 10 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Mainly in summertime
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Birds
Deer Resistant
Gophers/Voles
Rabbit Resistant
Squirrels
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: Every part of this plant is poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Not suitable for containers

First bloom of the year! The #fragrance is wonderful!

Comments:
Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on May 26, 2020 9:32 PM

Even though most oleanders have just a wonderful fragrance, to me Hardy White's fragrance is even more heavenly.
When all 6 bushes of mine ('Hardy White') are in full bloom, the aroma when you walk by is suffocating. It's extremely hard not to notice.

'Hardy White' is the oleander that is most confused with other oleanders. Lots of oleanders with white flowers have been thought to be 'Hardy White', when they're not.

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