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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
oleander East Indian oleander
Jamaica South Sea rose laurier rose rose bay sweet-scented oleander
Nerium odorum Nerium oleander 'Laurier Rose'
Nerium are evergreen shrubs with linear or narrowly oblong leaves and terminal clusters of salver- or funnel-shaped flowers, followed by long, bean-like seed-pods
N. oleander is an evergreen shrub with narrowly lance-shaped grey-green leaves and terminal clusters of salver-shaped, pink, white or red flowers 3-4cm across, in summer
Mediterranian to W China
Toxicity All parts are highly toxic if ingested. Contact with foliage may irritate skin
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow outdoors in moist but well-drained soil in full sun in sheltered frost-free conditions. Grow under glass in loam-based compost in full light, ventilate well
Propagate by seed, semi-hardwood cuttings or by air layering in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 9. May need restrictive pruning under glass in late winter. Will tolerate hard pruning
Pests May be attacked by glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects and mealybugs under glass
Generally disease free
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