Thevetia peruviana

Yellow Oleander
Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Large

Mature Height & Spread

12-20′ x 10-15′

Exposure

Full to partial sun

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Yellow

Bloom Time

Summer

Special Features

Attracts Hummingbirds, Butterflies

Container Sizes

#5, #7, #15

Natural Growth Habit

Rounding

Sunset Garden Zones

13, 21-24, H1, H2

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

9A-11

Moderate-growing, large evergreen shrub or small tree with an upright growth habit to 12-20’ tall x 10-15’ wide. This heat-tolerant species features long, narrow, glossy bright-green foliage accented with lightly-fragrant, trumpet-shaped, bright-yellow flowers that appear on the branch tips in summer, with intermittent bloom throughout the year. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Flowering is followed by green seed pods that mature to black, which can be suppressed by removing older flowers as they expire. Prune in late-summer to fall to control size and promote a more dense-growing specimen. Well-suited as an accent, large hedge or screen, or as a small specimen tree for courtyard and patio areas. It should be noted that all parts of this plant are poisonous which should be considered when choosing a planting location. Thrives with regular watering in a well-drained soil, and prefers a full to partial sun exposure.

USDA Zone: 9A-11
Sunset Zone: 13, 21-24, H1, H2

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