Thevetia peruviana  
   Yellow oleander 
Apocynaceae Family   

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: tree or shrub
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: normally 6-8ft; as tree can be to 20ft tall
Leaves: alternate, nearly sessile; linear to linear lanceolate; to 6in long by 1/4in wide; dark green, glossy
Flowers: regular, fragrant, yellow or orange, 2in across in clusters; blooms over long period
Fruit: capsule; hard, angled, to 1in across, green to red to black
Stems/Trunks: can be trained as tree with single trunk; poisonous sap is milky
Range/Origin: tropical America
Hardiness: foliage damaged at 28°F, but survives much colder temps


Yellow oleander
Thevetia peruviana

Research by Master Gardener Linda Drew


Also known as Lucky nut

Apocynaceae is known as the dogbane family.

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