Oleander - Nerium oleander
Latin name:
Nerium oleander

Description: Everyone who has had a holiday in the Mediterranean or California will know this plant well, as it is often used to line the sides of roads and highways as it is exceedingly drought tolerant. It is a shrub with stiff, leathery leaves up to15cm long with a prominent midrib on the underside. The delicately scented flowers form in terminal clusters and can be white, red, pink, or yellow, single or double and bloom from late spring to early autumn.  The pink form tends to be the most commonly available.

Hardiness: down to -7C with some leaf burn

Height: Up to 7m in warm climates otherwise 1.2m in our cooler climate

Position: Full sun

Soil: Exceedingly well drained soil

Water: Very drought tolerant once established

Usage: Very good shrub for the dry gardens, with the bonus of handsome, scented flowers

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  1. Drought Loving plants – Oleander  | My Climate Change Garden Says:

    […] Oleanders have to be my first choice as being evergreen 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 […]