Coming from the Mediterranean, oleanders belong to a genus of evergreen shrubs, mainly cultivated for flowering and foliage.
Denomination: Nerium Oleander, oleander
It is a woody plant with a bushy habit that can go from 2 to 6 meters in height. The stem is erect and branched from the base.
The leaves under ideal climatic conditions are persistent: simple, leathery and lanceolate. The upper page is glossy, the lower one, instead, gray and opaque.
The funnel-shaped flowers form corymbs and generally have 5 petals (in the simple form) but there is also a double form. The colors range from white to carmine through pink, salmon and yellow.
Since mid-summer it produces brown follicles, similar to pods, of about 10-15 cm which contain (when ripe) feathery seeds.
The plant in short