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Photo Credits:
M. Ritter, W. Mark, J. Reimer, C. Stubler and DeLorenzo Inc.

Photo Locations:
Alameda Plazas, Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden - Santa Barbara, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA and San Diego, CA

utility friendly tree icon OLEANDER
Nerium oleander


General Notes


     Utility friendly tree. Oleander is a commonly grown shrub, also used as either a single or multi-trunk trunk tree standard. Its shiny evergreen foliage and showy flowers in the summer make it quite attractive. It is very durable, and tolerates heat, dryness as well as poor or salty soils. The milky white sap is poisonous, however. It is easily maintained below 25' in height. It is susceptible to oleander knot. Cal-IPC (California Invasive Plant Council) lists this plant, notes it is not known to be invasive and also notes it has reports from riparian areas in the central valley and San Bernardino mountains. Has fragrant flower. Native to Mediterranean.
     A Nerium oleander in Exeter is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 32 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 51 inches and a crown spread of 36 feet.
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SelecTree. "Nerium oleander Tree Record." 1995-2014. Oct 24, 2014.
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