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Oleander, pink

Oleander

Oleander, Nerium oleander, is a fast growing evergreen shrub that does extremely well in the desert Southwest.

Heights vary depending on variety, with some reaching 20 feet high. Dwarf varieties are also available and they only get 5 or 6 feet high.

Flower colors can be pink, salmon, red or white and flowering lasts all summer long.

Oleander are heat and drought tolerant and water usage is low once established.

We found that the white flowering varieties tended to have more freeze related damage.

If they do freeze to ground level, cut back the dead branches. They should come back from their roots in the spring.

Remember to water in the winter to help the plant survive until spring.

All parts of Oleander are poisonous if ingested. Don't let children or pets eat the plant and don't burn the leaves or branches.

Oleander is a great colorful choice for the desert Southwest landscape.


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White Oleander flowers
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Oleander, freeze damage
     

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