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First, a happy new year to all. I've just planted 2 oleanders, about
60-70 cm in height. I want to shape them into what looks like a solid
ball of colour similar to oleanders I saw in France. Should I shart
shaping straight away?

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First, a happy new year to all. I've just planted 2 oleanders, about
60-70 cm in height. I want to shape them into what looks like a solid
ball of colour similar to oleanders I saw in France. Should I shart
shaping straight away?


Found this link on pruning so could help you.
http://agnic.msu.edu/cgi-bin/library...c6b596b632&x=1



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Interesting. I remember when I moved into our first house, the first
thing I did was pull out the oleanders. Because they can be very
poisonous and we had small kids.

Seemed to survive them OK when I was a kid, though.

Andrew


On 31/12/2010 15:46, tathraman wrote:
First, a happy new year to all. I've just planted 2 oleanders, about
60-70 cm in height. I want to shape them into what looks like a solid
ball of colour similar to oleanders I saw in France. Should I shart
shaping straight away?


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On Sat, 01 Jan 2011 18:27:56 +1030, Andrew Gabb wrote:

Interesting. I remember when I moved into our first house, the first
thing I did was pull out the oleanders. Because they can be very
poisonous and we had small kids.


You would be amazed what plants are poisonous. Even the humble azalea can kill if eaten.
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On Thu, 30 Dec 2010 21:16:40 -0800 (PST), tathraman wrote:

First, a happy new year to all. I've just planted 2 oleanders, about
60-70 cm in height. I want to shape them into what looks like a solid
ball of colour similar to oleanders I saw in France. Should I shart
shaping straight away?


Yes. Tip prune them to produce more branches. The more branches the more flowers.


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