U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Arizona > Phoenix area
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 03-14-2011, 04:34 PM
Location: Southern Arizona
9,559 posts, read 30,414,682 times
Reputation: 11578


It's tough to beat Oleanders, HX.

Contrary to other comments, I find Oleanders to be relatively clean and will be protecting your privacy in no time plus they look good year round.

By the way . . . very nice backyard.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message

Old 03-14-2011, 07:22 PM
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
8,873 posts, read 15,722,015 times
Reputation: 29200
I love oleanders, but they can be immense. My neighbor in Tucson has one at the side of her garage and it's grown taller than her house and has been cut back by pros with a cherry picker two times since I lived here.

Be very careful about anything blooming near your pool. I know a couple of people who have battled fungus problems in their pools for years due to pollen that blows from plants and trees into their pool water. The cost of cleaning and treating the pool, plus eventually removing all the offending horticulture and replacing it with more appropriate landscaping, was enormous.

My advise to avoid costly missteps would be: consult your HOA board first and your local cooperative extension service second.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
Old 03-14-2011, 07:30 PM
3,806 posts, read 11,520,897 times
Reputation: 2712
Yea oleanders sound like a bit of a pain...plus I don't really like their shade of green.

The Arizona Yellow Bells, or Orange Jubilee are a really nice shade of green and do really well in the heat. They can be let to grow wild or be trimmed into hedges. Here is a picture of them growing like crazy...

http://www.calizonalandscapes.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/100_2593.jpg (broken link)
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
Old 03-14-2011, 08:44 PM
Location: Santa Fe, NM/Phoenix/Puerto Vallarta
424 posts, read 919,976 times
Reputation: 216
Default Any other tree ideas

I have a backyard that only has gravel and NO trees. (I had two pulled out that were giving off lots of stickers). I'm not accustomed to Arizona trees and I'm wondering what is a good shade tree that grows a foot or two per year and for the most part, is easy to maintain. The size of my backyard can accommodate two shade trees.

I am also thinking on putting a couple of citrus trees on the side yard, some say this is a bad idea for renters??? Any pros or cons on planting citrus trees if I'm not there to take care of it?
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
Old 03-14-2011, 09:45 PM
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
20,460 posts, read 25,481,294 times
Reputation: 7617
If you have pets or small children, be aware that oleanders are VERY POISONOUS.

Nerium oleander - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Arizona > Phoenix area
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2023, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top