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Hi 
Whats the best thing to do with Standard Oleanders in winter? Should I cover them as they are too heavy to move indoors.

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  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,800
    It depends where you are, really. Here (south London) I have one in a pot that has never been protected at all - even when it was young and tiny and I should have looked after it better (I didn't know). It's been subjected to the Beast from the East etc etc and never suffered at all. 
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  • I have 2 in pots and they’ve lasted well for 7 years.  Not covered but standing against a south facing brick wall here in East Anglia.
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
    LG_ said:
    It depends where you are, really. Here (south London) I have one in a pot that has never been protected at all - even when it was young and tiny and I should have looked after it better (I didn't know). It's been subjected to the Beast from the East etc etc and never suffered at all. 
    Mine too!
    Isle of Wight so fairly mild here.The worst thing mine suffered was scale insect and sooty mould which was eventually resolved by cutting all stems to virtually ground level.
    Been in a pot all its life but maybe going in the ground next year.
    Never protected either.


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  • Thanks everyone for your comments.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,404
    They aren't hardy so it depends where you live. Unless you're in a warm part of the country it would need protected. 
    Sustained cold/wet/freezing is very different from the odd frost now and again  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • I live in Cyprus where Oleanders grow like weeds.  However, a good idea you might try is to take cuttings which root very easily in water within 3-4 weeks.  Ideally a green shoot without flowers.  I have been doing this for a couple of years with almost 100% success.  
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