Oleander is generally described as
a perennial tree or shrub.
not native to the U.S. (United States)
and has its most active growth period in the
spring and summer and fall .
green foliage and
red flowers, with
a moderate amount of
conspicuous brown fruits or seeds.
The greatest bloom is usually observed in the
with fruit and seed production starting in the
summer and continuing until
retained year to year.
Oleander has a
moderate life span relative to most other plant species and a
rapid growth rate.
At maturity, the typical
Oleander will reach up to
12 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of
Oleander is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by
bare root, container, cuttings, seed.
It has a
slow ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have
Note that cold stratification is
not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below
high tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.
Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA