Oleander

 

 

Nerium oleander

 

Apocynaceae

 

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Form: Shrub
Seasonality
: Evergreen

Size: 3-20 ft high by 4-12 ft wide
Leaves
: Dark green, narrow strap-like
Flowers
: 2 to 3 inch flowers near the ends of the branches, spring to fall
Fruit
: Seed
Stems/Trunks
: Single or multi-trunked, can be pruned to tree form
Range/Origin
: Mediterranean
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 8-16, 18-24, H1, H2, 20o F

Comments: No thorns, poisonous leaves and twigs, skin irritant

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

         Exposure: Full and reflective sun

         Water: Low to Moderate

         Soil: Most types, well drained

        Propagation: Cuttings, offshoots

         Maintenance: Moderate litter, prune as desired

 

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