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Nerium oleander

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Oleander
Cultivar(s):
Petite Pink
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

All parts of the plant are toxic; heat, drought, wind, air pollution and salt spray tolerant; can be severely pruned

Description:
Evergreen shrub or small tree with thick, gummy, clear sap; leaves opposite or whorled, simple, leathery, with smooth margins and conspicuous pinnate veins; flowers clustered at tip of twigs, 5-parted, funnel-shaped, white, pink, red, or yellow;
Height:
7-12 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite to whorled simple, leathery dark green leaves; 3-5 in. long
Flower:
1-1.5 in. flowers on terminal cyme in summer on new growth; white, cream, pink, red, lilac, apricot, yellow, purple; single
Zones:
8 to 11
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; well-drained soil; tolerates harsh conditions and poor soil
Texture:
Fine to medium
Form:
Rounded; upright, bushy shrub with strong cane-like stems
Family:
Apocynaceae
Origin:
Eurasia
Poison Part:
All parts, green or dry
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, dizziness, slowed pulse, irregular heartbeat, dilation of pupils, bloody diarrhea, drowsiness; may be fatal
Toxic Principle:
Cardiac glycosides: nerioside and oleandroside; saponins, and unknowns
Severity:
HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
Found in:
Landscape cultivated as ornamental woody shrub and occasionally escaped
Width:
6-10 ft.
Tags:
fragrant

NCCES plant id: 1104

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Photo by Paul Cooper, CC BY-NC-2.0