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I have an Oleander in a pot which flowers but I would like to know how to prune my plant.


  • DimWitDimWit Posts: 553

    If you are going to keep it indoors, you can prune any time between the end of flowering and spring.

    If you are going to keep it in a cool place, wait until mid-spring.

    Did you your oleander grow well? If so, it means it can take a bit of pruning to really hard coppicing, 

    and it will come back nicely once the weather warms. I fertilize my potted oleander heavily every year, 

    and I think you should do this in spring as well.

  • I have a large oleander in a large pot outside and will be pruning around the end of March (you don't want frost damage on the young growth that will result) I also fleece it in winter to be on the safe side.  It is no problem in England where I grow it quite dry, but it needs water in hot spells over here in south of France because the ones here are also in pots. 

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