Oleander is like a small tree with a single trunk. Beautiful white, red and pink five lobed flowers( 1 to 3 inch) that bloom through most of summer and spring time. It’s height is almost 3m long. leaves are leathery , green in colour and smooth in texture. Generally, leaves are opposite or in whorls of 3 or 4 which are 4 to 6 inch long.
This plant has higest percentage of poison. If consumed, it my cause nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, irregular heartbeat, skin irritation ,blood diarrhea; so it’s most of poisonous parts are stem, seeds,juice, fruit, leaves,root,flower and bark.
- Scientific name: White Hibiscus Syriacus
- Family : Malvaceae
- Bloom time : Summer and Spring
- Heights : 1 to 5 ft
- Climate required : full sun and shady
- Soil type : acidic, well drained, and moist