Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Nerium oleander L.
Invasive, Potential problem species
Origin: Mediterranean
Growth Form: Tree/shrub
Plant Description: Plant: Multistemmed, evergreen shrub or small tree up to 6 m high. Leaves: Dark dull-green, paler below, held erect, distinctively veined having a prominent midrib and numerous, parallel cross-veins. Flowers: Pink, red or white; invasive forms usually have pink, scantily aromatic flowers with a single row of petals, September–March. Fruit: Reddish-brown follicles, finger-like, 100–200 mm long, ridged, splitting longitudinally into two halves; seeds have tufts of hairs.
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Comments: Suspected/Possible
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