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Thevetia peruviana

Yellow oleander

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to September
  • Height5m to 10m
  • Spread1m to 5m
  • Growth HabitUpright oval
  • Flower ColourOrange yellow
  • Leaf ColourRich green

Description

Thevetia peruviana (Yellow oleander). This species is a domed evergreen tree, which grows to about 8m tall. It has long shiny, rich green leaves which are strap-like to narrowly lance-shaped. The flowers are yellow to soft orange which are slightly perfumed, and are about 5cm across. The fruits are oddly shaped with fleshy drupes which are rounded.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Tropical America

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers from winter to summer.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

These are frost-tender plants that will grow in sandy well-drained soil that is enriched with organic matter. They will need plenty of water while in flower.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in spring or from cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Has poisonous, milky sap.

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