Nerium oleander – Wholesale
As a garden plant Oleander is without doubt versatile. It is evergreen, grows in warm climates as well as cool and is really easy care. Summer flowering and coming in a range of colours from white through to reds and apricots as well, it also makes a good screening plant due to its dense growth habit.
Nerium oleander Varieties
With this we are looking at the dwarf cultivars and the different coloured flowers. The dwarf varieties will reach around 1 – 2m in height depending on climate and conditions, great for a low hedge.
Cultivars such as Nerium oleander ‘Cherry Surprise’, Nerium oleander ‘Delphine’ and Nerium oleander ‘Splendens’ are all drought tolerant once established.
Dwarf forms are available and Oleander flowers vary from white through to pink and red depending on cultivar.
Nerium Oleander Madoni Grandiflorum, also known as Nerium Oleander ‘Madonna Grandiflora’ which is a double white flowering variety and Nerium Oleander Professor Martin are popular cultivars.
As for pruning, Oleanders are dense growing, but they are not really woody plants so they are easy to prune. The best time to prune is after flowering but try not to make it to lat e especially in colder areas.
As with all pruning you will be pruning to remove dead and damaged wood first, and then pruning to size and shape. If you are dealing with an older overgrown plant then take it 1/3 at a time if you are worried, although Oleanders are a tough plant.
You can usually hard prune them back to .5m and they will still come back, however that is a little drastic for most gardeners.
Are Nerium oleander Poisonous ?
We of course know that Oleander also gets a bad wrap, because it is poisonous, however so are many other garden plants if you eat them, however as Oleander tastes so awful it is unlikely that it would be palatable enough to be eaten. However we would still recommend wearing gloves when pruning to prevent irritation.
Oleander Plants are available for sale from the following wholesale growers.
17 McCarthy Rd Monbulk, Vic, 3793, Australia
Specialising in propagation and production of over 900 species / varieties of ornamental plants, perennials & rare plants. Supplying nurseries, landscapers & others. Minimum quantities apply! Contact us to discuss plants or growing requirements.
1870 South Gippsland Hwy Cranbourne Vic 3977 - email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Growers of a wide range of native & exotic trees, shrubs, ground covers and climbers in 14cm pots Promotional & PBR Lines and garden hardy favourites. Supplying all states. www.faceysnursery.com.au
365-367 Monbulk Rd, Silvan, Vic., 3795
"Bulb growers since 1951. Specialising in a comprehensive range of bulbs and perennials. Strictly wholesale only. Australia wide mail order service."