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Thevetia peruviana
Yellow oleander
Ginje Apocynaceae
 

Thevetia peruviana, Yellow oleander, Ginje

 

Thevetia peruviana, Yellow oleander, Ginje

This domed, evergreen tree grows to 25 ft (8 m) tall.
The long, shiny, rich green leaves are hard and strap-like to narrowly lance-shaped, with barely any stalk.
The yellow to soft orange, slightly perfumed flowers, each 2 in (5 cm) across, are held on long stalks.
They bloom on and off for most of the year in their native habitat.
The fruit are oddly shaped, fleshy drupes, rounded and with prominent ridges.
They ripen from green through red to black and are regarded by some as a lucky charm, even though dangerously poisonous.
Flowering colors: Orange, Yellow
Cultivation: These plants grow best in a sandy, well-drained soil enriched with organic matter.
They need plenty of water while in flower.
The ideal location provides shelter from wind, plus full sun to part-shade.
Prune the plants after flowering to maintain their dense growth.
Propagate from seed or from cuttings .

 
Thevetia peruviana, Yellow oleander, Ginje	Thevetia peruviana, Yellow oleander, Ginje	Thevetia peruviana, Yellow oleander, Ginje
 

  

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