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Oleander a 7 Mixed Plants Drought Hardy Shrubs Garden Plants Flowers Fast Screen Nerium Oleander

7 Mixed Oleander Plants Botanically: Nerium oleander

Very hardy and drought resistant once established

Extremely hardy flowering shrubs that can handle a wide range of conditions which sees them planted across Australia by gardeners, parks, councils etc

 

This listing is for a random mix of the the different types of Oleander we have in stock.

 

We stock 2 to 6 varieties at a time You can email us if you want to know what colors we currently stock.

 

The plants you will receive in this listing will be 12 to 20 cm tall, will be multi branched, will in individual 50 by 70mm pots.

They will have established roots and will be ready to plant into your Gardens

 

The clusters of fragrant 5 petaled, star shaped flowers are borne in profusion from late spring through to autumn. Dwarf form will grow to around 1 to 1.5 metres tall. The normal form can reach approximately 4 metres.

 

They can be cut back hard every few years as will rapidly regrow.

 

Frost resitant down to minus 10

 

Drought resistant

 

Quite high salt tolerance for Coastal planting as well

 

Full sun to semi shade

 

They can also be container grown

 

Can be trimmed back quite hard and will regrow.

 

All parts of the plant contain strong toxins and will be poisonous if taken in sufficent amounts

 

I have quoted the following information regarding its toxicity from Burkes Backyard website

(6/3/2011 www.burkesbackyard.com.au/1998/archives/26/

in_the_garden/flowering_plants_and_shrubs/dwarf_oleander)

 

Has a good resistance to many pests and animals

 

The pictures surrounding this listing are of some different aspects of oleanders.

 

The shrubs will grow to approximately 1 to 1.5 metres high and 1.5 metres wide.

 

Many uses including being used as screenings, borders, scattered plantings, features, hedge etc

 

Whether you want to use them as a screen, feature plantings, or as mass color plantings you will find them diverse in use and adaptable

 

Attracts birds and butterflies to your garden

 

Can be pruned back and hedged.

 

Also beautiful in flower arrangements.

 

Full sun to Semi shade

 

Is it safe to plant?

 

Some people believe oleanders should not be grown in gardens because they are poisonous. This is a misinformed belief. Whilst oleander (Nerium oleander) is poisonous, it is no more dangerous than many other garden plants. In general, the stories about poisoning from the plant have been found to be myths. Indeed, records from the Poisons Information Centre suggest that there have been no serious injuries or any deaths attributed to oleander (Nerium oleander) in Australia. Oleander poisoning is caused by glycocytes, which need to be ingested by chewing large quantities of leaves, flowers or fruit. The plant has a bitter taste and large quantities of leaves would need to be ingested to effect poisoning. The bitter taste would also be likely to deter most children before any danger was done. Nevertheless, take care when handling this plant. It is poisonous and shouldn't be under-estimated.

 

Poisons Information

For information on oleander poisoning, or for instructions if poisoning is suspected call Poisons Information on 13 1126. This is a national service, which operates from the New Children's Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales. It can be dialled from anywhere in Australia. End Quote