The oleander is a hearty flowering shrub or tree that takes a minimal amount of maintenance. It is used ornamentally and is often planted along highways. The oleander can tolerate the high temperatures of the desert. Because it can grow tall and dense, rows of oleanders are often used as privacy screens. The oleander can be grown in soil conditions that might make other plants perish. It grows in soil that is clay, loom, sandy, acidic or alkaline.
Wear gardening gloves when handling the oleander and planting.
Dig a hole slightly larger than the container holding the oleander. Choose a partial shade or sunny location away from pets or children, with well draining soil.
Tap the bottom of the container to loosen the oleander from the nursery pot.
Lift the plant from the container. If necessary, cut a vertical line down the side of the pot to remove the oleander.
Set the oleander in the hole and back fill with the dirt that was removed, to fill in the hole. The soil line should be the same as it was when the oleander was in the nursery container.