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Scientific Name: Nerium oleander
Pronunciation: NEER-ee-um OH-lee-an-dur
Common Name: oleander, rose bay
Family Name: Apocynaceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Flowering pot plant
Key ID Features: Leaves opposite linear to narrowly elliptic, glossy dark green leaves, prominent midribs, up to 12 cm long; florets in terminal cymes, petals (5 or cvs. with 10) fused at base, purple, pink or white.
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:2 - 3m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Africa, Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 8b: (-9.4 to -7 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Water Use: Summer dry
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Indoor plant (Caution: poisonous parts)
Additional Info: Google
oleander, rose bay
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite, Whorled
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Colour in Summer: Dark-green, Silver / Grayish
Colour in Fall: Dark-green, Silver / Grayish
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Linear
Apices: Acute
Bases: Acute
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Funnelform
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): White, Pink, Red
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant, Narrow. Seeds oblong with a plume of hairs at one end.
Bark or Stem Colour: Grey

Propagation: Seed
Plant Care:
Light Level:High indoor light level
Other:Keep in cool greenhouse and move outdoors in summer.
Pest Susceptibility: Aphids or adelgids, Bacterial leaf spot, Galls, Scale insects, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant )
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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