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‘Little Red’ oleander

Nerium oleander ‘Little Red’

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‘Little Red’ is a dwarf selection of oleander, which is a large evergreen shrub. Its flowers are deep red and bloom all summer long. This plant is tough and drought-tolerant.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsAll parts are highly toxic if ingested.

CareGrows best in full sun to partial shade and likes moist, well-drained soil.

Propagation From semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Problems Scale insects, spider mites, caterpillars, aphids, bacterial knot (gall), and dieback

  • Genus : Nerium
  • Zones : 10, 11, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Red
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  1. robertdelamadrid 04/08/2016

    I have been told that this variety is resistant to oleander leaf scorch. Does anyone know anything about this?

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