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Nerium Oleander

Botanical Name:

Nerium oleander

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Loamy, Well-Drained, 5.0-8.3 pH
Heat Tolerant
Warm temperature
Cold Tolerant
15-20 °F / -9 to -6 °C
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Plant Type

Shrub, Tree, Evergreen

Lifespan

Perennial, Woody Zones 8-10

Plant Height

7–20 ft / 2–6 m

Flower

Five-petalled fragrant blooms found in shades of white, pink, red, lilac, purple, orange, salmon, apricot, or yellow.

Fruit

A pair of small, slender, green pod-like follicles.

Benefits
Ornamental

Clusters of tubular blossoms in a multitude of colors are paired with blade-like foliage growing in a bushy or small tree habit.

Attracts

Bees

Butterflies

Warning

Toxic to mammals when ingested in large quantities.

Taxonomy

Order

Gentianales

Family

Apocynaceae

Genus

Nerium

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