Nerium oleander or Rose bay is an shrub of quick growing, very resistant. It flowers between spring and summer. It's usually used to create hedges or in groups to make medium-size masses.
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Nerium Oleander or Mediterranean Rose Bay is an evergreen shrub on the apocynaceae family.
It is a tough plant, which offers high tolerance to drought or wind, but not to frost, and is not demanding of high maintenance, all this makes of nerium oleander or rose bay to be a plant widely cultivated.
All parts of the plant are toxic if ingested, and might cause skin irritation, so better to locate it in places not too closed to our houses.
Nerium oleander or Medieterranean rose bay does not need too rich soils, but yes a good drainage system to thrive, although it will always respond better if each year we add a layer of organic matter or a good substrate.
Prunning is better to be carried out by the end of winter to keep the plant with a nice shape, even we can prune heavily to provide strength and vigor.
Do not prune later than by the end of the winter, as there is risk of having less flowering the following spring- summer.
Use a special fertilizer for shrubs of flowers.
Watch it ocassionaly as it can suffer from red spider mites, scale insects or mealy bugs, also it might suffer from deseases, mainly in the case of overwatering.
These pests or deseases can be erradicated with the appropiated products for each case, and of course by keeping rose bay plant healthy and strong.
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Consulted sources in addition to our experience with this plant:
|Name||Adelfa o Nerium oleander|
|Origen||Europe and average east|
|Height||Up to 6 meters|
|Color||Pink, red, and white|
|Irrigation||Moderate, resists drought|
|Applications||To make shrubs, for gardens and pots|
|Others||Resists up to -5 º C|
|Sales format||Pot 12/14 cms diameter|
|Note||Being the product a living plant and depending on the season, this plant could be received, in some cases, not exactly the same as in the photography, but as similar as possible, without impacting on quality of the same.|