|Species:||Nerium oleander L.|
|Italian common noun:||Oleandro|
Botanical characteristics: It is a cultivar, whose flowers are simple, red-velvet and very fragrant.
Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It is a widely naturalized plant. It prefers fertile, moist but well drained soils and tolerates limestone. It requires full sun exposure and must be sheltered because it does not tolerate frost. It has an high resistance to saltiness and pollution.
Use: It is a Mediterranean plant with spectacular flowering. If used in marine resorts, it is beautiful. In parks and gardens it can be used singly, in groups, in mixed or free hedges and is suitable for small gardens, too. If cultivated in pots, it is ideal for patios and terraces. Moreover, it is finely used in public green spaces as hedges and traffic islands.
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