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Oleander variety least likely to get leggy

Posted by mike_in_menlo 9b (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 13, 14 at 23:36

I am going to be planting some oleander that's pretty much out in the open, though it will be in front of a 6' western facing fence.

I'd like it to grow 8'+ tall. But I also want it to have leaves / flowers low down - I don't want to see branches.

Are there any varieties that I should try to get (or avoid)? Plus are not to hard to get in NorCal. I live near Palo Alto.

Here are some example varieties that Western Tree Nursery lists online:
Nerium oleander 'Cherry Ripe'
o. 'Hardy Pink'
o. 'Hardy Red'
o. 'Little Red'
o. 'Sister Agnes'
o. 'White Sands'

Sister Agnes seems good at least from a height point of view...

How tall does the Hardy Red or Hardy Pink get?

Thanks in advance!

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RE: Oleander variety least likely to get leggy

I love oleander. We planted red, light pink, darker pink, white, and white with a hint of yellow (the tag called the color "Isle de Capri," if I recall correctly) in our new yard @15 months ago. They were about a foot and 1/2 tall when planted, and they're all between 8'-9' in just over a year. I can't say I see any difference between the varieties in terms of legginess.

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