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botanical name:
Nerium oleander
Nerium oleander © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Oleander
family:  Apocynaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 5.00m
width: 2.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 10 to 11
A very tough shrub for warm climates. Erect to spreading habit with lance-shaped, deep to grey-green leaves. Attractive, usually pink flowers last throughout summer. Many cultivated varieties available.

Well drained, poor to moderately fertile soil in full sun. Tolerant of extreme heat, drought and salt. Needs winter protection in cool climates and dislikes excessive winter wet.

By seed or semi-ripe cuttings. Can also be air-layered.

A classic plant for Mediterranean type climates.

other notes:
All parts of the plant are poisonous.
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