Is there a dwarf oleander?

A beauty of a plant, dwarf oleander ‘Petite Pink’ is hardy, compact, and adds a splash of color to the landscape. This smaller size makes oleanders available to homeowners who don’t have the large space it takes to grow full-size varieties.

Can oleanders be kept small?

Oleanders can make very nice small trees, but the suckers at the base will be a problem for a few years. They can be made into a single trunk tree or a multitrunked tree.

What colors are dwarf oleanders?

The dwarf oleander is a beautiful flowering shrub that is far smaller than its full-size counterpart. It comes in pink and red, and it is grown in zones 8 through 11. Though the flower is highly toxic, many gardeners love it for the full layer of flowers that covers this plant.

Is there a white dwarf oleander?

Dwarf Oleander White is the perfect size for smaller gardens and is an excellent choice for use as a bright, informal flowering hedge! During the warmer months, expect more flowers, so they love to grow in our climate. These are low maintenance plants that offer big rewards, with minimal care.

How do you trim dwarf oleanders?

Ideally prune in late winter or early spring but pruning can be done in autumn if necessary. Start by removing any dead or damaged growth, then thin out crowded shoots. Cut back flowered shoots by half and remove a few centimetres of un-flowered shoot tips which will encourage bushy growth.

What is the smallest oleander?

The Petite Pink dwarf variety grows to about 4 feet tall but can easily be kept at 3 feet. Bloom time is on and off all year, more in warmer months. Oleanders are considered to be deer-resistant plants.

How tall does a dwarf oleander get?

Although standard oleanders (Nerium oleander) can reach 20 feet in height, most don’t grow taller than 10 feet. Dwarf oleanders usually top out at some point between 3 to 8 feet, so they don’t require as much space and can even be grown in containers.

Do dwarf oleanders have invasive roots?

Because of its extensive root system, oleander can be difficult to eradicate and can be invasive in some southern regions.

How fast do dwarf oleanders grow?

Oleanders grow at a medium to rapid pace, producing 1 to 2 feet or more of growth per year. Established plants that have been damaged by cold will regrow very quickly from the base.

What can I substitute for oleanders?

Dendromecon harfordii (Island Bush Poppy): Best native substitute for oleander-size informal screen. Waxy gray-green foliage; many months of buttery yellow flowers. Grows up to 25 feet tall and wide; generally smaller in cultivation. Drought-tolerant; avoid excess water and summer water.

How far from the house should you plant oleander?

Quick Reference Growing Guide

Plant Type: Evergreen flowering ornamental shrub
Spacing: 4 feet (hedges), 8 feet (specimens)
Planting Depth: Slightly above soil grade (transplants), soil surface (seeds)
Growth Rate: Medium to fast
Height: 8-12 feet (standard), 3-5 feet (dwarf)

How far can you cut back oleanders?

As a rule, do not remove more than one-third of the entire bush. Trim branches just above a leaf node. This will encourage new growth. Continual pruning in this manner will encourage your oleander to be bushy, rather than tall and lanky.

How do you trim large oleanders?

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