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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
description:
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.

cultivation:
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.

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

usage:
A classic plant for Mediterranean type climates.

other notes:
All parts of the plant are poisonous.

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