Texas Gardening forum: Transplanting Oleander from pot to yard

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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
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chris1948
Apr 14, 2016 3:32 PM CST
I've got five Oleander in pots that I want to put out in my yard. One is about 4' or so tall which has some small blooms on it. I found this one growing in my yard. The other four are about 2 1/2' tall. These I got at Lowes early in the season on clearance after a couple of cold days. I've got a place out in my front yard that will get pretty much full sun all day long but I'm wondering about putting the one in that's got the blooms. Will it hurt to put it in or should I wait until it finishes? I've also got some Vivid Red and Pink that I've grown from seed that are only 6" or so tall maybe. How long should I wait to put these in the ground? Sometime next year?
Chris
Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
Apr 14, 2016 4:05 PM CST
Hi Chris, have they been in full sun the whole time
If so, no problem planting them most have blooms at the nursery
I just planted several that I have had in pots for a year and they were blooming and budding. They never skipped a beat
If not, you should harden them off
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Apr 14, 2016 4:30 PM CST
Yes. I agree. Harden them off if they need it and then plant them. The ones I've seen pretty much have blooms all summer, so if you wait, it'll be fall before you plant it. I think it would be better off planted sooner than that. Established plants should handle winter cold better.
Donald
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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chris1948
Apr 14, 2016 4:41 PM CST
Jolana, Donald, they've all been out in the sun since early March. The seedlings I just moved today to larger pots but before that they were either sitting outside on a table or when we had storms coming the other night I moved into one of the greenhouses. I'll get them in the ground as soon as possible and then I can use the larger pots for the seedlings when they outgrow the pots they're in now. Thanks for the advice.
Chris
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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chris1948
Apr 14, 2016 6:27 PM CST
One more question. My plan is to take my post hole digger and dig 5 holes the right depth, put the Oleanders in, then cover with the soil I pull out. Anything special I need to do to the soil? It's not the best soil in Texas however I seem to have no real problems growing things like Lantana, Asiatic Lilies, Iris's and so forth in it.
Chris

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