Information & resources about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld



Nerium oleander species, hybrids and cultivars

Family: Apocynaceae

This old fashioned plant is very familiar to Queenslanders, although its well-known poisonous qualities have undoubtedly deterred many people from planting this tough shrub.

With ever-stricter watering restrictions, however, it might be time to reconsider Oleander, especially in landscaping situations where children or livestock are unlikely to come into contact with the plant.

Where to buy Oleander plants

Most garden centres in areas where oleander grows are likely to carry one or two types. However, if you're seeking a greater choice of colours or bulk quanities for hedging (for example), you may to seek out an alternative supplier.

If you operate a business (including mail order or online nursery) supplying oleander plants for sale to the public in Queensland, you can advertise in this section. Those selling a wide selection of colours unusual varieties are especially urged to advertise. Information for advertisers.

More Online Information

International Oleander Society Based in Galveston, Texas.
Oleander University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA (PDF)
Nerium oleander Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute, California
Nerium oleander Cal's Plant of the Week, University of Oklahoma
Oleander - Widely Adaptable and Pretty Too Hendry County Extension Service, Univ Florida
Nerium oleander Missouri Botanical Garden
Common Oleanders Are Uncommonly Tough Arid-Southwestern Gardening Information, University of Arizona
Nerium oleander Arid Plant List, University of Arizona
Oleander Clemson University, South Carolina
Nerium oleander (oleander) Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
A Gallery of Neriums at the Mediterranean Gardening Society website
Oleander cultivars at the Fairchild Tropical Garden Reproduction of a 1975 article, Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society (PDF)
oleander VirginiaTech
Tropicals - Oleander University of Arkansas
Oleander Herself's Houston Garden (Blog)
Nerium oleander Landscape Plant Propagation Information, University of Florida
Common Crow Butterfly Australian Museum Online
Rare plant entry no 3. - Yellow NERIUM (Sunshine) Post at the "In the shade of a nut tree..." blog, Sydney
Notes on poisoning: Nerium oleander Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System
Grow Oleanders, But Be Careful Charlotte County UF/IFAS Extension Service, Florida (PDF)
Nerium oleander Jepson Herbarium, University of California Berkeley


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Madoni grandiflorum
'Madoni grandiflorum' ('Madonna', 'Madonna Grandiflorum')
'Petite Salmon'
Oleander seedpods Oleander seedpod
Seed pods on Nerium (late June, 2013 Brisbane)

Oleander (Nerium), Sunnybank Hills, Brisbane, October 2012

Oleander (Nerium), Sunnybank Hills, Brisbane, October 2012

Oleander (Nerium), Sunnybank Hills, Brisbane, October 2012
Oleander (Nerium), (November 2012, Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane)

Oleander (Nerium), (November 2012, Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane)

Oleander (Nerium), (November 2012, Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane)



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