• Oleander (Nerium oleander)

Oleander (Nerium oleander)

Richly flowering Mediterranean pearl

You may have bought our Oleander in the Enjoy the Summer packaging. You can then be sure that it is an Oleander of the best quality.

In the wild, this plant grows in the Mediterranean. Everywhere you see these beautiful and profusely flowering shrubs along roadsides and in gardens. Not for nothing is it a Mediterranean pearl. Sunshine Grow’s Oleanders are grown under the Spanish sun in our own nursery for a reason. Under ideal growing conditions, a small cutting can grow into a beautiful, strong plant of excellent quality. Sunshine Grow offers a very rich flowering range with compact growth habit that do well in the N-W European climate.

Our Oleanders are available for sale from the end of March. The plants do well indoors when it is still a bit too cold or in summer outside on the terrace or balcony.

Nerium oleander from Sunshine Grow is peat-free and ZERO CO2 grown.

Oleander blooms throughout the summer

The oleander can be found in red, white, yellow and salmon

Oleander has colour and fragrance

The great quality of oleander is its exuberant flowering throughout the summer. The palette of colours from red, pink, salmon, yellow, cream to bright white captures everyone’s imagination. Moreover, some varieties smell intensely like a lovely perfume.

Oleander fits well on a summer terrace or balcony. As long as the plant is in the sun and there is warmth there will be flowering. Larger specimens can be planted directly in the garden but protection will have to be applied in severe frosts.

Care of your Oleander

  • Put the oleander early in the year in a light, warm place, for example in the conservatory or window frame to develop the buds.
  • From April onwards, you can place the plant in a sunny, reasonably sheltered spot in the garden, on the patio or balcony provided it is frost-free outside.
  • Keep the pot ball well moist but make sure it drains well so the roots are not constantly in water.
  • Give the plant some plant food every two weeks during the growing season.
  • Pruning is not necessary but if you find the plant getting too big, you can prune back the longest branches in February; the plant will then flower slightly less abundantly due to regrowth.

The best position for your Oleander

In early spring, Oleander does well in the conservatory or indoors behind a south-facing window so that you can enjoy early flowering. As soon as the night temperature rises above 10 °C, you can put the plant in a sheltered sunny spot in the garden, patio, balcony or terrace.