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Oleander grows vigorously and requires annual late-winter pruning to maintain a small size and attractive shape. Maintaining a foot-tall oleander plant, though, is unrealistic, unless your oleander (Nerium oleander) is a dwarf cultivar, such as 'Petite Salmon' or 'Petite Pink', which top out at feet tall. If you trim the plant back to feet tall, it will send out new Estimated Reading Time: 1 min.
Since oleander flowers on new growth, just like roses and althea (sometimes called rose of Sharon), there is no danger of losing next spring or summer blossoms.
You can cut off the old bloom, but make sure you don't cut the branch, otherwise your oleander won't bloom next year.
Even if you decide to cut the shrub down close to the ground and mulch it really well, it will do just bushleaning.barted Reading Time: 2 mins. Use the following tables as a guideline to determine the right time to prune for many common shrubs.
Most plants will do their best if allowed to grow to their natural form and shape.
Shearing and excessive pruning compromises the vigor and health of the plant, reduces blooming, and may shorten the life of the plant. Remember: Every time you shear a plant, you create wounds that stress the plant, requiring additional energy and water for the plant File Size: 27KB. Oct 13, Pruning oleander planted in the ground At the very beginning of spring, Prune ⅓ of the branches to around ⅓ of their length for the shrub to recover its vigor. You can easily cut back even to 20 inches (50 cm) without any dire consequences since oleander are not set back by bushleaning.barted Reading Time: 6 mins.