Evergreen – Sun
Ht. 8’-12’ Spread 8’-12’ Spacing 5’-8’
HABIT: Upright shrub with many ascending stems that are bare below. Long thin leaves and red, white, or pink flowers all summer long.
CULTURE: Plant in well-prepared beds with protection from the winter winds.
USES: Screen, background, summer color.
PROBLEMS: Very poisonous plant parts, freeze damage. Xylella is a serious
bacterial disease that can be controlled with spray treatments of hydrogen peroxide at 3% solution and the Sick Tree Treatment.
NOTES: ‘Mrs. Roeding’ is the gorgeous salmon-color cultivar in the photo.
It needs protection in harsh winters. Native to the Mediterranean.
ANIMALS AFFECTED: All animals can be affected.
DANGEROUS PARTS OF PLANT: The entire plant is toxic. Most animals
CLASS OF SIGNS: Gastrointestinal irritation, cardiac abnormalities, death
SIGNS: Oleander contains the toxins oleandrin and nerioside, which very
Clinical signs may develop rapidly, and the animal may be found dead with
FIRST AID: If animals are observed eating oleander, contact a veterinarian
SAFETY IN PREPARED FEEDS: Oleander is extremely toxic, even in small quantities, and the toxin is not eliminated by drying. Therefore, feeds containing oleander are never safe for consumption.