Member Price: $69.95
Member Price: $69.95
The Cardinal Red Oleander (Nerium oleander 'Cardinal Red') is a captivating evergreen shrub valued for its vivid red flowers and glossy, dark green foliage. With its Mediterranean origins, this oleander variety brings a touch of exotic charm to any landscape, thriving in warm climates and serving as an eye-catching focal point in gardens or containers.
The Cardinal Red Oleander is an evergreen shrub that usually reaches a height of 6-15 feet and a spread of 6-15 feet, depending on the specific growing conditions and pruning practices. This sun-loving plant is hardy in USDA zones 8-11, making it well-suited for regions with mild winters where temperatures rarely drop below 20°F. The Cardinal Red Oleander flourishes in well-drained soil and is tolerant of various soil types, including sandy, loamy, and clay soils.
This striking plant is not only visually appealing but also low-maintenance, requiring minimal care once established. It is drought-tolerant and can withstand occasional salt spray, making it an excellent option for coastal landscapes. However, it's crucial to remember that all parts of the oleander are toxic if ingested, so caution should be exercised when planting in areas accessible to children and pets.
The Cardinal Red Oleander's most alluring feature is its rich, red flowers. The large, trumpet-shaped blooms appear in clusters at the branch tips from late spring to fall, offering a continuous display of deep red color. The flowers also emit a subtle fragrance that attracts pollinators such as butterflies and hummingbirds.
Although the Cardinal Red Oleander is not typically grown for its fruit, it does produce slender, elongated seed pods after flowering. These seed pods are not generally considered ornamental and are often removed to promote more abundant flowering.
The Cardinal Red Oleander showcases dark green, glossy, lance-shaped leaves that create a lush, dense canopy throughout the year. The evergreen foliage provides a striking contrast to the vivid red flowers, adding an additional layer of visual interest to the plant.
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