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Oleander - Pink

Scientific Name: Nerium oleander
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 8-11.


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Oleander is a well-loved, fast growing tree that is adaptable to many soil types and produces beautiful flowers. It can tolerate sea spray and makes a colorful addition to the beachside landscape. It’s so easy to care for you will find it planted alongside streets and interstates, where it handles heat and car exhaust admirably. This evergreen shrub or small tree can be used in your garden as a living screen or wall. With pruning, oleander can be kept at a shrub height, or it can be trained into a small tree reaching between 10 and 18 feet tall. Oleander has long, dark green leaves and blooms throughout much of the year, especially in warm months.

Oleander has a bit of a bad-girl reputation as every aspect of the tree is toxic. Avoid planting oleanders in areas where children and pets play regularly. Oleanders contain a naturally occurring toxin (cardenolide glycosides) that, when ingested in certain quantities, can be harmful—even fatal—to humans and pets. If an individual comes in contact with any poisonous materials, contact your local Poison Control Center immediately. Due to this, using oleander in a landscape should be carefully considered. Parents should avoid planting oleander in their home landscape where there is a potential for small children to consume parts of this plant. When disposing of pruned branches, don't burn them; the toxins will become airborne and may cause respiratory difficulties if the smoke is inhaled. Pet owners and livestock producers also are cautioned to place this plant out of the reach of animals who may graze on it. But don't let this stop you from growing this beautiful and tough, low-maintenance shrub if you have the appropriate landscape for it. USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-11.
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First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant per the instructions included in your Plant Me Green package.
What your plant will need:
Soil: Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure: Full Sun; will tolerate partial shade
Spacing: 5-7 ft.
Growth Rate: Fast
Maturity Height/Spread 8-12 ft x 6-10 ft
Drought Tolerance: Good
Water: Water regularly until well established.
Pruning: Before handling the Oleander, make sure you wear protective clothing and gloves. Any skin exposed may become highly irritated if the shrub makes contact with it. DO NOT BURN any trimmings, but dispose of them in a bag and remove from property. To maintain a tree form, be sure to remove suckers that will grow at the base of the plant. Some gardeners severely prune plants in early to late fall to stimulate new growth. Since oleanders bloom on new wood, this can stimulate flowering, but fall pruning isn't necessary. Regularly removing dead, damaged, or infested branches can improve plant health.

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Great plant in outstanding chape and after one week it is already blossoming!