Oleander (Nerium oleander)
Oleander, botanical name Nerium oleander, is a super drought tolerant evergreen hedge or tree that can add vibrant color as well as privacy to your landscape. From the Mediterranean, this floriferous, fast-growing beauty is a staple in landscapes across the Western United States. It’s a small to medium sized plant that makes an excellent “Living Fence.” Colorful and fragrant white, red and pink flowers appear in late spring and into fall, to create a dazzling display of color. This versatile plant tolerates a wide range of soils and can be used as a hedge or tree, though many homeowners choose to use it as a hedge for use as a colorful privacy screen.
An Oleander will thrive in full sun with low to moderate water use once established. It’s a versatile plant that can grow just fine in partial shade, too. Larger Oleanders can be easily trained into single or multi-trunked trees with dark green, leathery, and semi-glossy narrow leaves providing year round interest. Once in bloom, expect pollinators and hummingbirds to flock into your garden to enjoy the floriferous display of heavily scented single and double petal flowers.
Easy to care for, homeowners are sure to appreciate the low maintenance features of an Oleander plant. It features a real tight and neat appearance making this an excellent choice for patios or growing in a container. Feel free to plant along the seaside, as Oleanders can tolerate salt spray. This popular tree or hedge is compatible with a wide range of landscape styles. Because of its versatility, it can be used for hedges, screens, large accents or focal points in your landscape. We offer free design consultation to help you design your dream landscape.
Fun fact: grown since ancient times, Oleanders are featured in many of the Roman wall paintings in Pompeii. At Moon Valley Nurseries, we offer the finest selection of Oleanders for sale, in a variety of sizes. Be sure to plant with our Super Charged Moon Juice for spectacular results!
Tall evergreen shrub used for hedges, screens, large accents or focal points
Very colorful blooms from spring through fall