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PlantFiles: Oleander
Nerium oleander 'Turner's Shari D'

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nerium (NER-ee-um) (Info)
Species: oleander (oh-lee-AN-der) (Info)
Cultivar: Turner's Shari D
Additional cultivar information: (PP05378)
Hybridized by Turner; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1983

4 members have or want this plant for trade.


10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pale Yellow
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Patent expired

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Joan On Jul 22, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 5378 has expired
Neutral shirleyt On Jul 7, 2005, shirleyt from Pearl River, LA wrote:

This plant is said to be poisonous.....I don't know how dangerous it is for our gardens....I do know it is beautiful, fast growing and very easy to propagate from hard wood cuttings..


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

Midland City, Alabama
Cave Creek, Arizona (2 reports)
Zephyrhills, Florida
Albany, Georgia
Franklinton, Louisiana
Pearl River, Louisiana
Roswell, New Mexico
Raleigh, North Carolina
Cordova, Tennessee
Granbury, Texas

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