Oleander, Nerium oleander

Oleander

FAMILY:
Apocynaceae

ORIGIN:
North Africa

DESCRIPTION:
Tall, erect spreading shrub; lance-shaped deep green to greyish green leaves 2.5 - 8" long; bears cymes of white or pink flowers 1.5 - 2" across; grows to 12 ft.

CULTIVATION:
Water moderately; fertilize monthly; full sun

PROPAGATION:
Semi-ripe cuttings

COMMENTS:
Can be very toxic if ingested in sufficient quantities

 

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