Purchased a quart in early Spring 2022 and used it as a “thriller,” in a large container. It gave me one flush of blooms. I removed it from the pot and planted it in the landscape in early spring 2023. It had a large flush of blooms that last a month, lulled for a few weeks and is budding up to bloom again. It’s pushing out lots of new stems. Gorgeous shrub but think it definitely follows the 3-year, “sleep, creep, leap,” rule. Love this plant and can’t wait to see it mature!
Austin Pretty Limits® Oleander Nerium oleander
Enjoy bright pink flowers every day of the year with Austin Pretty Limits oleander. This non-stop bloomer was selected in Austin, Texas, for its dense, rounded habit and exceptional disease resistance. The bright pink flowers make it the ideal choice for hedges, specimens, containers, and more. While this plant can only be grown outdoors in warm climates, cool climate growers can enjoy its constant blooms in a patio container during the summer. Note: like all oleanders, this plant is toxic if ingested.
Available in better garden centers in spring 2021.
Top reasons to grow Austin Pretty Limits oleander:
- Blooms non-stop, even in very hot areas
- Improved habit gives it a full, lush look that ensures coverage
- Disease resistant foliage stays clean and green all seasonLong BloomingHeat TolerantResists:DeerRabbits
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:EvergreenHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:48 - 72 InchesSpacing:48 InchesSpread:48 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:Bright pinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:SummerBloom Time:SpringBloom Time:Early WinterBloom Time:Mid WinterBloom Time:Early FallBloom Time:Late WinterBloom Time:Mid FallBloom Time:Late FallHardiness Zones:8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Good for ScreeningUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
Thanks to its improved coverage, Austin Pretty Limits oleander makes a fine flowering hedge or container plant.Maintenance Notes:
With its compact habit and lush coverage, Austin Pretty Limits oleander should need little to no pruning. If you do prune it, be aware that the white sap is toxic if ingested and can irritate skin in some people, so gloves should be worn and children and pets kept out of the area until the sap dries after pruning.Austin Pretty Limits® Nerium oleander 'ATXNOKHP' USPP 32,313
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Brittany D, South Carolina, United States, 19 weeks ago
I just read the reviews from people saying that this plant doesn't bloom. Wait! I planted three of them in 2020 and thought it was hopeless. All of a sudden this year, I have gorgeous pink blooms popping up everywhere and the plants themselves are growing like crazy! By next year I expect to have a full hedge. Just be patient ... the payoff is absolutely stunning.Susan L, 28 weeks ago
We planted two of these in containers in March of 2022. It's now March of 2023, and, although they are green and often sprout new leaves, they have never bloomed. I'm disappointed as these were meant to be a bright pop of color welcoming guests!Jessica, Texas, United States, 34 weeks ago
I had pink oleanders at my previous house that bloomed year round and so I was so excited when I seen the Austin Pretty Limits oleanders that claim to bloom year round. I put them in my backyard in full sun after purchasing them at Lowes and they haven’t had a single bloom yet. It’s been 5 months and I’m really disappointed. I was waiting to plant them in the ground until we put our pool in because I didn’t want them to get damaged but I’m trying to decide if I really want to keep them.Michelle, Texas, United States, 1 year ago
No blooms! I planted this in May 2021, and while it is green and has grown a lot in height, it did not produce a single bloom this year! So disappointing. I was so excited to plant this, as I live very close to Austin, and I figured that if it grew well in Austin that it would also do well in Houston. Other types of oleanders thrive in my area and bloom for much of the year, but so far no blooms at all on this variety. My only hope is that it will start blooming as it gets older. It is now 4 feet tall and lush with greenery, so it is not a baby plant. It is planted in full sun and receives adequate water. Not sure why it has never bloomed...Sharon, Texas, United States, 1 year ago
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Vickie Snodgrass, Tennessee, United States, 3 years ago