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Oleander in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Nerium oleander

 

Oleander

Nerium Oleander is an evergreen, bushy, upright shrub with narrow grey-green foliage. It bears scented, double or single flowers in pink, white or red. This is not hardy in colder regions and is best grown in a container so that it can be bought inside for the winter. All parts of this plant are highly toxic.

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plant Features
  • Oleander likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Oleander likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Oleander is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Oleander likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Oleander

Latin name

Nerium oleander

type

Evergreen Shrub

family

Apocynaceae

ph

5.6 - 8.4 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Oleander likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Oleander is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Oleander likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Oleander likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Oleander is 3.00meters x 6.00meters 3.00 M 6.00 M

Nerium oleander

Nerium Oleander is an evergreen, bushy, upright shrub with narrow grey-green foliage. It bears scented, double or single flowers in pink, white or red. This is not hardy in colder regions and is best grown in a container so that it can be bought inside for the winter. All parts of this plant are highly toxic.


Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

It bears scented, double or single flowers in pink, white or red.

 

Planting Season

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant is frost-tender and is best grown as a container plant which can be overwintered indoors.

 

Propagation by Layering

From Early Summer TO Early Summer

Propagation can be done by layering, choose soft pliable stems that will reach the ground and allow the end of the shoot to be about a 1ft above the ground. On either side of a leaf joint, carefully slice the bark along it before securing it into the ground with wire hooks or similar each side of the slice. a hormone rooting powder can be used to help with the rooting. Tie the end of the shoot up carefully so that it grows vertically.

 

Propagation by Seed

From Mid Spring TO Mid Spring

Fill a seed tray with seed compost, water and allow to drain.Sprinkle seeds over the surface allowing roughly 25mm space between seeds and cover with a thin layer of compost. Put tray in a clear polythene bag and place on a windowsill. When seedlings show remove plastic bag. When the second pair of leaves appear on the seedlings thin out to 50mm spacing by removing the weakest looking plants. After 2 or 3 weeks and when danger of frost has passed plants can then be planted outside into required position.

 
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