Oleander: Petite Salmon Latin Name: Nerium Oleander 'Petite Salmon'
The Basics Oleander is a Mediterranean shrub that thrives where summers are dry and hot. It is a large, vase-shaped evergreen with leathery lance-shaped leaves and colorful flowers, which appear all year—most heavily from late winter to early summer. The showy, single, peachy flowers have a funnel-shaped base from which flare five prominent radial petals. Blooms are carried in loose clusters at the ends of the branches. The cultivar ‘Petite Salmon’ is a compact, dwarf plant and more cold sensitive than other oleanders.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun Amount of Water: Drought Tolerant, Water regularly Soil Conditions: Well drained Cold Hardiness Zone: 8-11
The Care Oleanders are very drought tolerant but appreciate moist soil and develop a better floral display, as well as overall form, if given good growing conditions. Often grown as a hedge, frequent shearing reduces flower production, so prune by hand to retain a healthy, natural shape. This is an excellent plant for difficult areas. It may be used as a container plant, large shrub, in mixed plantings or for screening.