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A poisonous evergreen Old World shrub grown in warm countries for its clusters of white, pink, or red flowers.
- ‘Many of his imports - including hibiscus, azalea, cassia, magnolia, oleander, croton and jasmine - permanently altered the Jamaican scene.’
- ‘I like a lot of white, and I have a couple of small white oleanders and a white butterfly bush.’
- ‘Yellow butterflies flit from golden lantana bushes to the pink and white oleander blooms.’
- ‘They include such diverse plants as the frangipanni, the Mandeville group, eg, Brazilian jasmine, oleanders, wintersweet and the Vinca family, including the periwinkle.’
- ‘Worse, it's a prodigious eater, feeding on a variety of plants including oleanders, alfalfa, and almond trees.’
- ‘Enormous oleanders with white flowers lined the generous-sized backyard, providing unexpected privacy to such a large plot of open ground.’
- ‘Between the ruins grew cypresses and oleanders, hibiscus, myrtle and wild roses.’
- ‘When he did end up in the right place, he could go and look from his windows to see orange trees, oleanders and a jacaranda across the lawns and below.’
- ‘Palms, ancient olives, oleanders, plus white walls and a bunch of tall palm trees lend this 15 th-century masseria a Moorish air.’
- ‘Its white walls were lined with pink oleanders.’
- ‘Within the park, visitors can meet some unique trees and plants such as, per example, oaks, cedars, oleanders, arbutus, and the Alpine lily lilium cholcedonium.’
- ‘The gardens emphasize native plants, perennials and trees, with accents provided by soft hues of roses, oleander, rhododendrons, agapanthus and more.’
- ‘It was made up of white oleanders and pink roses lined with small chrysanthemums tied together with a single satin ribbon.’
- ‘She refused to be hurried, turning slowly to survey the rich green lawns, perfectly-trimmed hedges, tastefully-landscaped gardens rife with purple bougainvillea and pink oleanders.’
- ‘Drought-tolerant once established, oleanders tolerate the alkaline, sandy soils in Galveston, as well as the heavier soils here.’
- ‘Two weeks after I planted Mexican oleanders, we had Christmas snow and a freeze.’
- ‘The ingestion of azalea, oleander, castor bean, sago palm, Easter lily (in cats, only) or yew plant material by an animal can be fatal.’
- ‘I moved 3-year-old oleanders to a full-sun location from a too-shady spot.’
- ‘This leads directly to the garden room with its thriving oleander, banana plant and mature vine.’
- ‘The oleanders have grown tall and spindly, and they have few blooms.’
- ‘It may be quite tempting to turn your back on mankind behind hedges of bougainvillea, oleander, or myrtle.’
Early 16th century: from medieval Latin, of unknown ultimate origin.
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