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Oleander

Nerium spp.

Also known as

Rosebay

Nerium oleander flowers leaves by Alvesgaspar (CC BY 2.5)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Oleander Overview

    Nerium is a monotypic genus of evergreen shrub in the Apocynaceae (dogbane) family with an uncertain geographical origin due to its long history of cultivation and introductions worldwide. Commonly known as oleander from its resemblance to the unrelated olive tree, it has narrow, lanceolate leaves and clusters of showy, funnel-shaped flowers in many bright colours followed by long bean-shaped pods. It is often grown as a street tree in Mediterranean and subtropical climates and in a sheltered position or under glass in cooler climates.

    Common problems with Oleander

    How to propagate Oleander

    Cuttings

    You can propagate from seeds in the spring or from summer cuttings.

    Seed

    Other uses of Oleander

    Grown for their flowers.