Family Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)
Oleanders are evergreen shrubs, generally
ranging from 8 to12 feet. Dwarf forms grow 3 to 4 feet.
They produce lovely color in the hottest part of the summer.
All parts of the plant are poisonous.
Optimum conditions for growth
Oleanders grow in most climatic zones except
for the higher elevations in Washington and Oregon. They
do best in full sun and require little water once established.
They flower even in the harshest conditions.
Flowers of oleander
Oleander leaves and young flowers