Angiolo Pucci Oleander
Nerium oleander 'Angiolo Pucci'
Angiolo Pucci Oleander flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 5 feet
Spread: 5 feet
Hardiness Zone: 8
Other Names: Rose Bay
A smaller, dwarf variety producing volumes of creamy pale orange flowers in summer; great summer color for a smaller area; often used as a patio plant; pruning required to maintain strong structure; parts of this plant are known to be toxic
Angiolo Pucci Oleander features showy clusters of creamy white star-shaped flowers with orange overtones at the ends of the branches from early to late summer, which emerge from distinctive rose flower buds. It has dark green foliage. The narrow leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Angiolo Pucci Oleander is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Angiolo Pucci Oleander is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Angiolo Pucci Oleander will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets.
Angiolo Pucci Oleander makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
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