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PlantFiles: Variegated Oleander
Nerium oleander 'Variegata'

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

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Shrubs

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

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

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

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

Negative moochacha2b 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.

Your site says they require regular but not a lot of water. Mine are on the drip system that waters all our other plants and cactus. Is it possible the lack of buds is due to over-watering?

I'd really love to know why mine aren't behaving like everyone else's. Thanks for listening!

Regional...

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

Kinsey, Alabama
Saraland, Alabama
Scottsdale, Arizona
Oakland, California
Cypress Lake, Florida
Orangetree, Florida
Brunswick, Georgia
Centerville, South Carolina
East Sumter, South Carolina
Baytown, Texas
East Mountain, Texas
Jacksonville, Texas



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