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comments (3) September 7th, 2013 in gallery
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Found this growing in some imported top soil. Anyone know what it is?



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pottypots writes: It looks like Oleander. I have several in my Tenerife garden.
The tender Mediterranean rose bay is a shrubby evergreen that's highly rated for its mix of flowers and leaves. The (typically) pink flowers ('Casablanca' is white, and 'Ruby Lace' red) appear over a long summer-autumn period, while the leathery leaves are thin and pointed. Stand outside over summer in a pot, but keep in a heated greenhouse/conservatory in winter, at about 10C. Water sparingly in winter, and give a late winter prune to maintain the plant's shape.

Family: Apocynaceae

Genus: Nerium

Species: oleander

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 180cm

Spread: 120cm

Time to take cuttings: June to June

Time to prune: June to June Posted: 4:04 am on September 16th
crizmo writes: If you're lucky, it's a wulfenii. See one near the top of the lovely garden blog, Bell and Star: http://bellandstar.blogspot.com/ Posted: 6:30 am on September 8th
DancesinRain writes: Just guessing here, but it looks like a type of euphorbia to me. They do spread on the wind, as they say.
Posted: 10:38 am on September 7th
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