Oleanders (Nerium oleander) are beautiful and hardy evergreen shrubs or small trees that can be a great addition to any garden or landscape. They are prized for their fragrant, showy flowers that bloom throughout the summer and fall in shades of pink, white, red, and yellow. Here are some reasons why you should consider growing oleanders and how to care for them.
When it comes to planting and caring for oleanders, here are some tips:
History of Oleanders: Oleanders have a long history of use in gardens and landscapes, dating back to ancient Greece, where they were commonly planted in the courtyards of homes and public buildings. The plant’s popularity spread throughout Europe during the Middle Ages, and it was eventually introduced to the United States in the early 1800s. Today, oleanders can be found growing in gardens and landscapes around the world, from their native Mediterranean region to as far away as Asia and the Americas. However, it is important to note that all parts of the plant are toxic if ingested, so caution should be exercised around children and pets.