Nerium oleander

Botanical Name: Nerium oleander

Phonetic: Near-EE-um Ole-EE-AN-Der

Common Name(s): Oleander

Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Mediterranean
Plant Type: Broadleaf shrub
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, pointed
Number of Leaflets: –
Leaf Color: Medium green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Medium
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Spring to summer
Flower Color(s): Purple, pink, white, salmon, yellow

Exposure: Ful sun to part shade
USDA: 8-10
Climate Zone(s): 8-24
Growth Rate: Medium                             
Height: 8-12 Feet
Spread: 8-12 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: Oleander leaf scorch, oleander aphids
Soil: Very tolerant of calcareous, sandy, lightly saline and poorly drained soils

Features: Milky sap is highly poisonous, tolerates drought, heat, wind, aridity, low maintenance
Uses: Slopes, hedges, screens, roadside, patio trees, courtyard planters, parking lots

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