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

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Common names
  • Oleander

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Location: CA
Date: 5/23/2020
First bloom of the year! The #fragrance is wonderful!
Location: CA
Date: 5/23/2020
First bloom of the year! The #fragrance is wonderful!
Location: CA
Date: 8/26/2019
Oleander (Nerium oleander ‘Hardy White’) with wild turkey in
Location: CA
Date: 4/1/2020
Full plant of Oleander (Nerium oleander 'Hardy White')
Location: CA
Date: 5/29/2020
One of my oleander bushes that I made into a tree has almost full
Location: CA
Date: 5/23/2020
First bloom of the year! The #fragrance is wonderful!
Location: CA
Date: 2019
2019 Bloom
Location: CA
Date: 2019
2019 Bloom
Location: CA
Date: 5/4/2020
The buds are hopefully going to emerge soon!
Location: CA
Date: 4/1/2020
Bud of (Nerium oleander 'Hardy White')
Location: CA
Date: 5/12/2020
After rain. As you can see, there were raindrops on the buds. #Wa
Location: CA
Date: 5/12/2020
After rain. As you can see, one raindrop was about fall off. #Wai
Location: CA
Date: 5/5/2020
I'm hoping the buds will emerge soon! #WaitingForBloom
Location: CA
Date: 5/5/2020
I'm hoping that the buds will emerge soon! #WaitingForBloom
Location: Arenas Valley, New Mexico my yard
Date: 2015
Comments:
  • Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on May 26, 2020 9:32 PM concerning plant:
    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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