Variegated Oleander
Nerium oleander 'Variegata'

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nerium (NER-ee-um) (Info)
Species: oleander (oh-lee-AN-der) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

Red

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By air layering

By tip layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Dothan, Alabama

Saraland, Alabama

Scottsdale, Arizona

Oakland, California

Fort Myers, Florida

Naples, Florida

Brunswick, Georgia

Charleston, South Carolina

Sumter, South Carolina

Baytown, Texas

Gilmer, Texas

Jacksonville, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 23, 2014, adheesh from Fussa Tokyo
Japan wrote:

"While oleander may possess many healing properties, much like many powerful botanical remedies, this plant can also be deadly when taken or prepared incorrectly. This plant should never be eaten raw, as its raw extract form is highly toxic. One raw leaf has enough poison in it to kill a small child, as well as any pet.

Put a cutting in my pond ,roots started to grow.

Positive

On Jun 17, 2013, dushyantdhari from Jammu
India wrote:

It is a homeopathic remedy for skin, heart and nervous system.

Negative

On Jan 19, 2012, moochacha2b from Apache Junction, AZ wrote:

Although the variegated oleander grows beautifully all over this part of Arizona, I've had little luck with blooms. I have three shrubs, two in raised beds, that grow quickly but generate very few buds and blossoms compared to all the other ones in the area.

In fact, the shrubs at the grocery store are always just covered in blossoms, and I may get only 6-12 in a season. They hack those suckers back to 14" in height several times a year and the buds just keep coming back, whereas mine just grow lovely green and cream leathery leaves and a few flowers.

My research told me that the buds form in the fall, so I stopped pruning in early spring in case I was cutting off all the immature buds, but it made no difference.

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