Information About Oleander

Oleander plants are among the most versatile of shrubs, with dozens of uses in the landscape. Oleander care is easy too, which is one reason this shrub is so popular. Unfortunately, when growing oleander shrubs, they sometimes fall victim to a few common oleander pests and disease. It’s also important to be knowledgeable of oleander toxicity before you plant an oleander. Learn more about these potential hazards and find tips on general care and pruning here.

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What Are Oleander Aphids: How To Get Rid Of Oleander Aphids

By Teo Spengler

You may cry "I have aphids on my oleander" if you see these bugs on your favorite shrubs. While great numbers can cause serious harm to the host plant, generally the damage is aesthetic. If you want to learn about control of oleander aphids, click here.

Oleander Plant Caterpillars: Learn About Oleander Caterpillar Damage

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

While oleander caterpillar damage rarely kills the host plant, it defoliates the oleander and gives the leaves a skeleton-like appearance if not controlled. The damage is largely aesthetic. Click this article for information on how to get rid of oleander caterpillars.

Oleander Leaf Scorch Symptoms – What Causes Leaf Scorch On Oleander

By Teo Spengler

A lethal disease called oleander leaf scorch is now taking its toll on the oleander population. If you?ve never heard of oleander leaf scorch, you probably have questions. What is oleander leaf scorch? What causes it? Can you treat it? Find out here.

Yellowing Oleander Bushes: Reasons For Oleander Leaves Turning Yellow

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

If you notice oleander leaves turning yellow, the problem may be leaf scorch, a common cause of problems with oleander plants. Learn more about leaf scorch and other problems that may cause yellowing oleander bushes in this article.

Oleander Knot Disease – What To Do About Bacterial Gall On Oleander

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

As far as oleander diseases go, oleander knot diseases aren't the worst, although the warty galls cause unsightly, distorted growth. If oleander knot disease has afflicted your plant, click here to learn about treating the disease, also known as nerium canker.

Oleander Winter Care: How To Overwinter An Oleander Shrub

By Teo Spengler

Oleanders can be severely damaged or even killed by winter cold. You can forestall damage to your plants if you learn how to overwinter an oleander. Click this articler for tips on oleander winter care.

Oleander Winter Care – Bringing Oleander Indoors In Winter

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Can you keep your oleander plant indoors during the cold of winter? Click here to learn about oleander overwintering.

Growing Oleander From Cuttings – How To Propagate Oleander Cuttings

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

While oleander can grow into a dense plant with time, creating a long oleander hedge can become expensive. If you have found yourself, for any reason, wondering "Can I grow oleander from cuttings?", click this article to find out how to propagate oleander cuttings.

No Flowers On Oleander: What To Do When Oleander Will Not Bloom

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

As a landscaper, I am often asked why certain shrubs aren't blooming. There's no magical solution to this problem. Usually, it's a matter of location, soil condition, or plant care. Click here to learn what you can do for non-blooming oleander shrubs.

Common Oleander Pests: Tips For Treating Oleander Insects

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Oleander is a tough plant that blooms even in drought and punishing heat but, unfortunately, the shrub is sometimes preyed upon by a few common oleander pests. Click here to learn what you can do about oleander plant pests.

Rejuvenating Overgrown Oleanders: Tips For Pruning An Overgrown Oleander

By Teo Spengler

Rejuvenating overgrown oleanders is largely a matter of pruning and patience. For additional information about rejuvenation pruning of oleander and when to prune oleanders to rejuvenate them, this article will help.

Oleander Seed Propagation – Tips On Planting Oleander Seeds

By Liz Baessler

It takes longer and is a bit more involved, but oleander seed propagation usually has a very high success rate. Click this article to learn more about collecting oleander seeds and how to grow oleander from seeds.

Oleander Wasp Moth – Tips On Wasp Moth Identification And Control

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Of all the things that can bother your plants, insect pests have to be one of the most insidious. The oleander wasp moth larvae is one. Learning the oleander caterpillar lifecycle and preferred feeding areas can help with treatment. Click here for more info.

Transplanting Oleanders – Learn How To Transplant An Oleander Bush

By Teo Spengler

If the site you planted oleanders isn't working out, questions might arise about transplanting oleanders. How to transplant an oleander bush? When to move an oleander? Will transplanting oleanders kill them? Click here for information.

Oleander Container Gardening: Tips On Growing Oleander In Containers

By Liz Baessler

Growing oleander in containers is the only way to go in a lot of climates. To learn more about oleander container gardening and how to grow oleander in pots, use the information found in this article by clicking here.

Is Oleander Poisonous: Information About Oleander Toxicity

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Gardeners in warm climates often rely on oleander in the landscape. However, it's important to be knowledgeable of oleander toxicity and the potential for oleander poisoning before you plant. Learn more in this article.

Leaf Drop On Oleander – Reasons For Oleander Dropping Leaves

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

There are several possible reasons for an oleander dropping leaves. Cultural conditions, pests, disease, and even herbicide drift can all cause oleander leaf drop. Click this article for some possible causes and solutions to leaf drop on oleander.

Oleander Privacy Hedge: Tips On Planting Oleander As A Hedge

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Maybe you want to make your yard feel like a cozy, sacred space miles away from the neighbors. An oleander hedge might be exactly what you need. Learn about planting oleander as a privacy hedge in this article. Click here for more info.

Removing Oleander Bushes – How To Get Rid Of Oleanders

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Removing oleander bushes is easier said than done, however, as they develop a huge root system, numerous vigorous suckers and entrench themselves firmly in their garden home. Click this article for some tips on how to get rid of oleanders with success.

Types Of Oleander Shrubs – Different Oleander Varieties For Gardens

By Teo Spengler

Many varieties of oleander plants are available in commerce. This means that you can select the types of oleander shrubs with the mature height and blossom color that work best in your backyard. Click this article to learn more.

Oleander Leaf Curl Issues: Reasons For Leaf Curl On Oleander

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Although hardy and adaptable, oleander can develop various problems, including leaf curl. If your oleander leaves are curling, it's time to troubleshoot some possible reasons. Click this article for help in diagnosing and treating the issue.

Oleander Irrigation Needs: Tips On Watering Oleander Plants In The Garden

By Amy Grant

Oleanders are not only carefree but drought tolerant. How about watering oleander? Since they are drought tolerant, how often do you need to water oleander bushes? Click the following article to learn more.

Fertilizer For Oleander Plants – How And When To Feed Oleanders

By Amy Grant

Oleanders are tough and are suited to a variety of soil types. This raises the question of when to feed oleanders. Do you need fertilizer for oleander plants and, if so, what is a good fertilizer for oleander? Click this article to find out.

Oleander Plant Diseases – How To Treat Diseases Of Oleander Plants

By Victoria Blackstone

Oleander shrubs are tough plants that typically need little care to reward you with a profusion of colorful flowers in summer. But there are some diseases of oleander plants that can compromise their health and hinder their ability to bloom. Learn more here.

Does Cold Affect Oleander: Are There Winter Hardy Oleander Bushes

By Victoria Blackstone

Although the shrubs are usually grown in the warmer regions of USDA hardiness zones, oleanders often perform surprisingly well a bit outside this comfort zone. Learn more about oleander winter hardiness in this article.

Pruning Oleander Shrubs: When And How To Prune An Oleander

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Learn the best time to prune oleander bushes, and how to do it to keep your oleander happy and healthily blooming.

Oleander Care: Tips For Growing Oleanders In The Garden

By Jackie Carroll

Oleander plants are among the most versatile of shrubs, with dozens of uses in southern and coastal landscapes. For tips on growing and caring for oleander shrubs in the landscape, this article will help.

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