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Dwarf Red Oleander

Dwarf Red Oleander

Regular price $6.00 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Spread: 3-5 feet
Flower Color: red
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Dwarf Red Oleander, varieties such as 'Petite Red' or simply 'Dwarf Red', is a compact version of the traditional oleander, cultivated for its smaller stature and striking deep red flowers. This evergreen shrub is a favorite in landscapes where space is limited or where lower hedges are desired. Despite its reduced size, Dwarf Red Oleander offers the same lush, dark green foliage and vibrant floral display as its taller relatives, making it an ideal choice for adding a splash of color and Mediterranean flair to a variety of garden settings.

Growing to about 3 to 5 feet in both height and spread, Dwarf Red Oleander forms a dense, rounded shape that is perfect for small garden beds, borders, or as a feature plant in mixed containers. The deep red, trumpet-shaped flowers bloom prolifically from spring through fall, providing a long-lasting and eye-catching display.

Adapted to full sun, Dwarf Red Oleander thrives in well-draining soil and is notably drought-tolerant once established, making it an excellent choice for water-wise gardening. It prefers warm climates and can be used in USDA zones 8 through 11. Regular watering during dry spells and occasional fertilization will encourage healthier growth and more abundant flowering.

In landscaping, Dwarf Red Oleander is often utilized for its ornamental appeal and versatility. It can serve as a low hedge or border plant, adding structure and color to garden designs. Its compact size also makes it suitable for container planting, where its dramatic flowers can be appreciated up close.

It's important to note that all parts of the Oleander plant are highly toxic if ingested, and care should be taken to plant it away from areas frequented by pets and children. Additionally, handling the plant may cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals, so wearing gloves is advisable during pruning or maintenance.

Overall, Dwarf Red Oleander is a low-maintenance, attractive shrub ideal for adding vibrant color, texture, and evergreen beauty to smaller garden spaces. Its ease of care, adaptability to a range of conditions, and stunning floral display make it a popular choice for gardeners looking to create impactful and sustainable landscapes.

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