Drought Loving plants – Oleander

If your garden is suffering from a  lack of rain then maybe now is the time to re-think your planting?

Oleanders have to be my first drought plant choice as they are also evergreen which means they deliver impact throughout the year.These low maintenance Mediterranean plants have delicate flowers in shades of deep red to sugar candy pink and also white .With little or no watering and plenty of very warm sunshine, they look good all summer long. Find out more about Oleandershttp://www.myclimatechangegarden.com/blog/oleander-2



I received an e-mail from a lady who lives in Sheffield who has been trying to buy an oleander in her local nursery without success.If you are live in the north  then I suggest a specialist nursery called Mulu, based in Harrogate who stock oleanders from small plants  to more impressive specimens at £50. http://www.mulu.co.uk/plant_info.php?id=512

On the south coast  oleanders are more readily available as they suit coastal area. Athelas plants have bright pink oleanders at just £19 http://www.athelasplants.co.uk/trees-shrubs-c12/nerium-oleander-p70

If  you live in or near London visit Paramount Plants http://www.paramountplants.co.uk/plant/NERIUM/nerium-oleander.html

This image below shows the attractive leaves that oleanders produce all year . In the UK the flowers usually arrive in mid summer and last right through to September – a must for any drought garden.


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1 Comments For This Post

  1. freerangegirl Says:

    I am definitely going to check out the harrogate nursery. We will struggle in our Yorkshire garden to plant flowers which are low maintenance and high impact – thanks for the inspiration!