The Main Plant entry for Oleander (Nerium oleander)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Flowering Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 10, 2011 3:36 PM

Nerium oleander is native to Northern Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean area and Southeast Asia. It is a fast growing evergreen tree, popular in warm, humid subtropical regions. Oleander will attain up to 20' in height, has grayish bark and thick dark green lanceolate leaves. The flowers grow in clusters at the end of the branches. Seed pods are long and narrow and split open to reveal numerous downy seeds. Flower colors for Oleander are red, white, dark and light pink and there is a yellow variety as well. All parts of the Oleander are toxic.

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