Pink Oleander, Nerium Oleander, Exotic Plant Tree Seeds
Oleander is a fast-growing evergreen shrub with fragrant, colorful flowers that bloom all summer and fall. Suitable as a perennial in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 through 10, this durable shrub is useful for screens, hedges, accents, beach plantings, and urban landscapes. Planted correctly, oleander plants can thrive in locations other plants cannot.
Nerium oleander is a shrub or small tree cultivated worldwide in temperate and subtropical areas as an ornamental and landscaping plant. It is so widely cultivated that no precise region of origin has been identified, though it is usually associated with the Mediterranean.
Nerium grows to 2–6 m (7–20 ft) tall. It is most commonly grown in its natural shrub form but can be trained into a small tree with a single trunk. It is tolerant to both drought and inundation, but not to prolonged frost. White, pink, or red five-lobed flowers grow in clusters year-round, peaking during the summer. The fruit is a long narrow pair of follicles, which splits open at maturity to release numerous downy seeds.
Several compounds in Nerium exhibit toxicity, and it has historically been considered a poisonous plant. Ingestion of larger amounts may cause nausea, vomiting, excess salivation, abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, and irregular heart rhythm. Prolonged contact with the sap may cause skin irritation, eye inflammation, and dermatitis.
Growing Nerium Oleander from seed Sowing time: March, April Sowing mix: compost + perlite, ready-made Location: 6 hours day sunlight, moist potting mix, not wet Germination time: 14-30 days