Nerium oleander ‘Hardy Red’

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USDA Hardiness zone: Zn8a 15º to 10ºF

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Nerium oleander ‘Hardy Red’

Surprisingly hardy Oleander that is perfectly at home in warmer gardens. Upright then arching evergreen shrub to 5′ x 5′ in 6 years. In June to September a continuous supply of trusses of bright cherry red (hot pink) flowers. Very showy and welcome in summer. Foliage is hardy to approximately 12ºF and will be damaged below that. Recovery is very rapid and bloom will still commence. Prune before flowering if needed. Full, HOT sun in a protected location. Best against a south or west facing wall- out of subfreezing east wind. Light summer water when established. As our experiments have revealed this is a showy, hardy shrub. The hardiest  Oleander we’ve grown and the best flowering. Toxic. Not bothered by deer or rabbits.  Very showy in bloom. Thrives in the hottest locations – no problem.

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