About Nerium oleander ‘White’ (White Oleander)
This evergreen shrub is known as Nerium oleander ‘White’. Long dark green leaves are accompanied by white crepe-like flowers blooming throughout the spring, summer and fall seasons. Reaching an average landscape size of 10-20′ by 10-20′, this shrub has an inviting aroma and is grown in many other colors including, pink, salmon and red. As a quick grower with a rounded growth habit, you can expect 1-2′ of growth per year and with a little fertilizer, you can encourage further growth. It should be noted that its leaves are toxic and should not be ingested. Touching its leaves can also cause irritation to the skin so take caution when planting this variety in areas with children or domestic animals. This shrub is a great deer deterrent, can tolerate drought conditions, and can withstand harsh seaside conditions; a perfect specimen for a range of California landscapes.
Planting and care instructions
Plant Nerium oleander ‘White’ in an area that receives at least 6 hours of direct sun using well-draining soil. While this variety will tolerate some shade, it is known to have more robust flowering when planted in full sun exposure. Water regularly to establish a healthy root system then reduce the frequency to 1-2 times per week. To encourage growth, use a general fertilizer once in the spring and once in the fall. Prune if desired to contain size or shape.
Landscape design ideas
White Oleander makes a great screen if you are looking to add a little privacy to your landscape design or plant it in front of an unsightly fence to create a manicured look. Its quick growth and large mature landscape size make this shrub an excellent choice for street or highway medians.