An attractive evergreen shrub, oleander produces heavily scented, colorful flowers all summer and fall. Flowers range in color but are dangerous if ingested. 

Caution: although this plant is incredibly beautiful it's one of the most poisonous plants you can encounter. Please take caution when handling this plant and keep away from children and animals.

Common Name: oleander


Family: Apocynaceae

Native Range: Europe and Asia


Height: 4-8 ft

Spread:4-5 ft

Bloom Time: seasonal 

Bloom Description: red, white, pink

Sun: full sun

Water: average water requirements

Maintenance: low maintenance 

Suggested Use:

Flower: Showy, grown for its flowers

Leaf: grown in pairs, leathery, dark green 


Other: all parts of this plant are poisonous if ingested

Tolerate: drought tolerant, deer resistant