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Jameslowery8
Nov 4, 2017 2:43 AM CST
Plant is in a pot with good dirt and wood chip mulch. should the plant be put outside in area 7,taken out of pot.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 4, 2017 12:42 PM CST
James,

You don't have a location listed in your profile and I'm not sure what you mean by area 7. If you are referring to USDA Hardiness Zone 7: https://garden.org/nga/zipzone... Nerium oleander will not survive winters if planted in the ground in that zone; they are only hardy in zones 9 and higher.
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Jameslowery8
Jan 23, 2018 10:13 AM CST
Yes, I live in Zone 7. I have plant inside my home in a pot. do they shed leaves in off seasons. The plant is where it receives plenty of light. I water sparingly. Please help me
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jan 23, 2018 10:40 AM CST
I know oleanders aren't supposed to grow below zone 9, Lin, but I planted one here in zone 7b. It was eated down to the ground by deer but came back the next summer. It isn't growing as quickly as it would in zone 9 but it's still alive! My area is surrounded by a gravel driveway, so it has some extra heat retention there.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jan 23, 2018 11:30 AM CST
@plantmanager Karen, that's amazing; I had no idea Nerium oleander would survive in zone 7! How cold does it get in winter where you are; does the cold weather last for very long? Oleander's grow in full sun here in Florida and they do get nipped by the occasional frost here in zone 9b. We have a rare freeze every few years or so too but it usually warms up quickly during the day so the ground doesn't freeze. I guess they could survive in some zone 8 and even zone 7 locations, depending on how cold it gets, whether the ground freezes and how long the cold lasts.
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jan 23, 2018 11:36 AM CST
This winter and last winter our coldest temps have been 16. Our ground doesn't normally freeze. It warms up enough during the day to keep it from freezing. My dog's outside water had 3 solid inches of ice on it yesterday! About 5 years ago we had a -22, so I know the oleander would be a goner in that case! It surprised me too. It isn't very high yet, but it did bloom.

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Jan 23, 2018 11:41 AM CST
Hurray! That's a pretty one, love the white blooms! How long did it stay at 16º, was that just the night time lows and then it warmed up during the day like it does here?

Oh my goodenss ... I can't even imagine experiencing temperatures of -22º, I had no idea it ever got that cold in N.M. Blinking Brr!
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Sempervivums
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plantmanager
Jan 23, 2018 11:55 AM CST
That really low temp was one of those very rare things. We had pipes freeze in our well house, but we have them well protected now in case it happens again.

It was at 16 for probably an hour or two. It warms up nicely in the daytimes to high 40's for low 50's right now. I can't wait for Spring!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jan 23, 2018 1:30 PM CST
I'm hoping that we don't have any more cold this winter but January and February are always our coldest months and the way the weather patterns seem to be going, we will probably have at least one more cold snap before spring arrives! It's currently 81ºF and a bit overcast here but a really pleasant day ... I'm sitting out on the screened porch with the pups, enjoying a nice breeze!
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Sempervivums
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plantmanager
Jan 23, 2018 1:48 PM CST
It's nice you have the warmth now, but yes, it probably will still have more cold snaps before your summer sets in. I was just looking at the Ft Myers eagle cam, and it was raining. Are you getting any rain?
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jan 23, 2018 2:34 PM CST
We had a little sprinkle here on the east coast early this morning (before 7 a.m.) but none since ... clouds appear to be rolling in and wind is picking up though so hopefully the rain will come our way; we need it!
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jan 23, 2018 3:02 PM CST
I love watching the Ft Myers and Sanibel island cams every day. Makes me feel like I live there instead of in the dry desert!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jan 23, 2018 4:47 PM CST
I find it very interesting to see views of other areas of the country and love looking at live weather cams. Our best friends of 43 years are relocating to San Diego, a city that I love and I watch a live weather cam for that area sometimes as well as one in S.C. where my youngest sister lives and one in upstate N.Y. where we've visited. I've been watching the live Eagle Cam over in Fort Myers off and on for a few years now; it's always fun to watch those glorious birds!

I've lived in the Southeast my entire life and I have very dry skin so I'd probably have to live with a head to toe coating of baby oil if I lived out west. Smiling A couple of weather cams on the beach here where I live:
https://www.volusia.org/news/d...
http://www.volusia.com/explore...
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Sempervivums
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plantmanager
Jan 23, 2018 4:53 PM CST
Nice! I love webcams from different areas. I'm enjoying watching the eaglets. It's quite different when there are 2 of them.
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