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by njoynit on February 03, 2004 06:30 PM
has anyone grown oleander from seed?
I got some but not finding much germination info.as in temp wise.exceept that its hardy to temps of 45.so will be grown in pot for wintering briefly each winter.
so was really hopeing someone here has grown some from seed.I only have 4 seeds.I really hope 2 will make it to set on porch(ya know...that inviseable one not built yet)

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by gardengal on February 03, 2004 07:25 PM
Can't help you with growing oleander from seed but I just want to remind you that all parts of oleander is extremely poisonous. The leaves, flowers, and stems can cause death if ingested or if you burn the wood and inhale some smoke. So be very careful.

They are very pretty plants when maintained. They are used as hedges and sound barriers everywhere around here. Good luck with your seeds. [thumb]

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by catlover on February 03, 2004 09:18 PM
Same here don't know about growing from seed. Thank you gardengal for responding....read her posting and I jumped to respond...kids have even died from roasting marshmellows on the sticks of oleander.....It took me forever to find a place to tell me about the smoke from oleander can KILL you....this was after I had cut a whole bunch of them and put them to dry for kindling....removed those REAL quick!!! Never burn oleander. Cows have even died from ingesting a few leaves of the oleander!!! [Frown] In Calif. we have it ALL over the place. My whole yard was surrounded with the stuff and HUGE like by the freeways sooooo I have managed to remove it on 3 sides of my yard but still have it along back fence! But it will be gone shortly!!!

Njoynit....wasn't it you that stated you could use a chemical to stop the growth and kill the plant by either injecting or brushing on something????? I have trimmed these as far as I can go with a bow saw but they are really tangled at the base and they keep sprouting up (grew 4 ft.in a season...major headache)....need to get a chainsaw and make a fresh cut then what is that chemical you put on????? [dunno] [dunno] [dunno]

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by catlover on February 03, 2004 09:20 PM
BTW ... FYI I don't know which oleander that is you are speaking of but they have a type that doesn't grow as fast and remains pretty small!...and yes it is still poisonous!

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by njoynit on February 03, 2004 09:33 PM
I've seen some pink& white types growing down Port Arthor& when seen some yellow I fell in love..I got some seeds from rare tropicals.seed instructions were to sow in pot indoors keep in sunniest window for prolifric blooms.water when top 2 inches become dry fertilize with time release fertiliser every 4 months re pot once a year.

as to killing them roots.paint weedkiller on repeadly.just keep layering it up.On my mimosa root I had to do cause will be under a porch i drilled holes and let it soak down into it.Its been 4 months now and the wood is getting black looking so believe have killed it.

I'll remember to not burn the wood.they don't even state the seeds are poisonous on package yet they did on the burgmansia seeds(a le fluer X a candida~chance of yellow or white flowering)

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by catlover on February 03, 2004 11:19 PM
Njoynit...you stated Weed Killer....would ROUND UP work painted on the just cut WOOD if done several times and into the drilled holes. Do I use full strength? I have used Round up on the leaves after they started sprouting up several times but it sure isn't stopping it! They are a pain in the you know what!!!! [dunno] [dunno]

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by njoynit on February 04, 2004 11:46 PM
yep round up will work...is what the 1st stuff was I used the other is some other weed killer stuff I hadfor finishing.I just keep on painting it on.It will eventually turn black.

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by catlover on February 05, 2004 07:43 AM
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