Type: Broadleaf Evergreen
Exposure: Full Sun / Part Shade
Flowers: White, pink, red, salmon, or light yellow (depending on variety)
Foliage: Dark Green
Maximum Growth: Approx. 4’h x 6’w
Zones: 8 to 10
(See Zone Map)
Drought Tolerance: High
Scientific Name:Oleander 'Petite'Usage: Ornamental, Specimen, Screen, Accent, Foundation, Mass
Oleander Petite is a compact evergreen shrub growing only 4 foot tall with a 6 foot spread. This Oleander bears clusters
of soft pink 1-inch blooms with yellow throats from April through November. Oleanders are very drought and salt tolerant
once established which makes them an excellent shrub for coastal and Xeric plantings. Leathery, lance shaped are about
4 inches long and are bright green. Oleanders have a tendency to become leggy-overgrown plants and should be pruned as
needed to maintain a nice shape.
Use and Management
Use Oleander for screens, informal hedges, colorful accents, beach plantings, and cityscapes. By removing suckers, and
leaving just a few stems, Oleander can be formed into very attractive small trees. Oleander is suitable for container
gardens and is a fine choice for bringing color into greenhouses and conservatories.
Soil Moisture: Moist, well-drained
Uses: Screens, informal hedges, accents
Special Features: Fragrant flowers
Special Resistance: Good ability to survive heat and exhaust
Special Note: Some sources indicate to restrict planting around
playgrounds or other areas frequented by young children and
pets due to the toxicity if ingested.
Available in 3 and 5 gal containers
Suggested plant spacing are:
Plant 36” OC
Spread 3” of bed mix in ground cover beds
Till 6” deep, rake beds to drain away from structure
Topdress with 2” of double ground (fine) hardwood mulch.
Hand water in after planting
Set sprinkler controller to water beds:
Once every two days for two weeks in spring and early fall.
Once a day for two weeks when temperatures reach 98+ degrees.
Have Owner monitor moisture and report over or under watering immediately.
After two weeks reassess the watering needs, and set at twice a week thereafter.