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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


    This large subtropical plant has brilliant pink flowers which bloom through summer in the Mount Vernon gardens.

    Latin Name

    Nerium oleander


    Family

    Apocynaceae


    Also Known As

    Nerium


    Type of Plant

    Tropical

    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 8'
    Max Spread: 5'

    Uses

  • Ornamental

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tolerances

  • Drought

  • Toxicity

    Do not ingest
    Harmful to pets
    Skin irritant

    Colors


    Native Range

    Europe, Asia


    History

    Two oleander plants were ordered in February of 1792 from General Moultrie of South Carolina.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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