Nerium Oleander is a beautiful evergreen shrub that is native to hot climates and deserts, but no clear origin has been identified. It is a fast-growing plant that has beautiful flowers and creates a beautiful landscape of color. Nerium Oleander can grow up to 12′ feet. It has narrow dark leaves and has clustered fragrant flowers in the shades of white, pink, or yellow. It is drought-resistant, can withstand bad drainage and salty soils. It thrives in heat.
If you have traveled to Rome, Italy you see it a lot in street-scapes and is a beautiful backdrop to antiquities. Also traveling from Rome to Ostia which is the beachfront city of Rome and in fact not too far from the Leonardo Da Vinci Airport there is a road you can take called Cristoforo Colombo Highway which is lined with Nerium Oleander in the summer when these garden plants are in bloom it is an amazing road to travel on. These plants grow very large and create an incredible landscape. All parts of the plants are poisonous and should not be consumed. And it should not be used for burning especially for barbecue. Even the smoke from burning the stems could cause irritation.
A lot of people use Nerium Oleander as hedges and perimeter plants to create boundaries for properties for homes or larger properties. They definitely create colorful fences though as mentioned before one should be careful since it is very poisonous.