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Nerium oleander ‘Little Red’ ('Little Red' oleander)

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Nerium oleander ‘Little Red’ NEER-ee-um OH-lee-an-der Common Name: 'Little Red' oleander Genus: Nerium
'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 characteristics:

All parts are highly toxic if ingested.


Care: Grows 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


Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Dry to Medium;Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Fall; Fall; Late Summer; Summer
Flower Color Red Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Backyard, Waterside
Style Low- Maintenance, Poisonous, Xeric Bed
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials,Shrubs

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