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The bark and leaves of Nerium oleander (family Apocynaceae), a shrub of the eastern Mediterranean; formerly used as a diuretic and heart tonic.


A poisonous ornamental evergreen shrub, Nerium oleander.

oleander (ōˑ·lē·anˈ·dr),

n Latin names:
Nerium oleander, Nerium odoratum; part used: leaves; uses: diuretic, cardiac conditions, menstrual complaints, laxative, insecticide, abortifacient, parasiticide, anthel-mintic, warts; precautions: abortifacient, pregnancy, lactation, children, cardiac glycosides, toxic. Also called
adelfa, laurier rose, rosa Francesca, rosa laurel, or
rose bay.


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Thus, oleander leaf scorch is the result of desiccation from lack of water moving through the plant.
The shrub - an Oleander - had dark green leaves and pale, orange-pink flowers.
A The fact that your oleander is putting on buds suggests that it is healthy, Marjorie.
As compensation for American classroom instructors eager to take advantage of Oxford University Press's paperback reissue of Ananda Lal's well annotated edition of Three Plays by Tagore, however, Chakraborti's study contains a useful survey of English language discussion of Red Oleanders and a persuasive argument of the success of Red Oleanders as an autonomous work of art, without any reference to its Bengali original.
The nurse is sitting with crossed legs and crossed arms on a stone bench among the oleander shrubs.
Thus, in sucking sap from the plant, the leafhopper ingests bacteria that multiply in its saliva and then are passed along to neighboring oleanders when the insect visits them to feed.
Oleanders have beautiful peach-like flowers on plants with narrow bamboo-like foliage and most, but not all, have scented blooms that smell like a combination of vanilla and almond with a hint of clove.
The Petite oleanders grow slowly, and are easily held at 3 to 4 feet tall and wide.
Another guy suggested podacarpus, and I was also wondering about oleander.
Oleander leaf scorch is easy to diagnose since oleanders are normally the picture of health.
In Palm Springs, as replacement for some of the dying oleanders, giant thevetia (Thevetia thevetiana) is being planted.
The bacterial leaf scorch epiphytotic, a plant epidemic among oleanders, continues.