When is the best time to cut back oleander?

Live in Nevada. The oleander bushes have gone crazy. Can't even see out the windows.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Oleander can be cut back in the fall. Depending on where in Nevada you live and how cold your winters are. Nevada has climate zones of six, seven and eight.

    Always cut your branches at an angle. If you cut straight across you can damage the Oleander. Oleander is similar to a Hibiscus shrub, and should be pruned back before the first frost.

    Good luck to you and if you have any more questions, please feel free to contact me at my website. I will link you to my site map as well the page on properly pruning shrubs. The site map page has everything that is on the website. Hope this has helped you some. Have a great day!




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  • 1 decade ago

    Oleanders are evergreen shrubs that can be pruned basically anytime of the year. The best time is when they are not in bloom; so now is one of those times. Cut back to desired height and let the spring flush it with new growth and produce the desired look. In Nevada wait till March or April to feed with a good balanced plant food that is high in phosphorous which produces blooms and fruit on plants. Follow manufacturers recommendation.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Believe it or not Oleander is one of those bushes/trees that can be trimmed almost anytime of the year. They are so hardy and hard to kill. Most plants the ebst time to trim is in the late spring or early Fall, but this type can be trimmed almost anytime except for the dead of winter...

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