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Oleander

Nerium oleander

East Indian oleander, Jamaica South Sea rose, Laurier rose, Rose bay, Sweet-scented oleander

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Often planted along roadsides as a beautiful shrub or small tree, Oleander stay evergreen, is quite hardy and flowers almost throughout the year. It is very poisonous and not recommended to be planted anymore and has been classified as invasive in most parts of South Africa.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Spring, Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Do not use any part of this plant!

Propagation

Seed
The seedpod burst open to disperse fluffy brown seeds by wind. They germinate in 4-6 weeks.

Special features

Drought resistant
Once established, it can endure severe drought.
Wet sites
Often found along riverbeds and streams.
Hedge plant
Effective screen.

Geography

Origin
Southwest Asia

Environment

Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Personality

Family
Apocynaceae
Flower colour
White, pink and red
Scent
Mild

Problems

Pest and disease free.

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