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Old 09-10-2015, 01:05 PM
 
Location: NC
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saw this plant at the corolla beach...about 4-5 feet tall pretty flowers - please identify, will it grow in the triangle clay soil ?
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Old 09-10-2015, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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oleander?
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Old 09-10-2015, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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It's oleander. Poisonous to pets if they eat it.
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Old 09-10-2015, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Oleander.

Comes in other colors too.

Very tough plant, planted in the freeway median strips in southern california.
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Old 09-11-2015, 12:08 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Oleander. Very tough, drought tolerant, quite poisonous.

I remember a news story about a child dying after using an oleander branch as a stick to roast a hot dog over a campfire.

It's a good looking plant. The flowers are long lasting and are available in a variety of colors.
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Old 09-11-2015, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, US of A
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nc,
If you are in zone 9, at least, you can grow oleander.
Anything under zone 9, forget it. It will die and not come back.
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Old 09-11-2015, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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Looks like a rhododendron to me. They thrive in coastal locations.
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Old 09-11-2015, 03:37 PM
 
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Definitely oleander. Lots of it in that area.
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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nc,
If you are in zone 9, at least, you can grow oleander.
Anything under zone 9, forget it. It will die and not come back.

I'm pretty sure they are hardy to zone 8a and above, not 9. They grow in Atlanta, and for sure in VA Beach and Norfolk. Atlanta and VA Beach are not zone 9, neither is Corolla.

Do they grow in Aiken? I'm not sure your zone, but I'm sure you are warmer than Atlanta. The Atlanta Botanical Gardens has a huge Oleander that has been there for year and years.
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:39 PM
 
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If you are in zone 9, at least, you can grow oleander.
Anything under zone 9, forget it. It will die and not come back.

Nope. Most Oleanders are good down to 6 and if mulched heavily 5.
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