Oleander Privacy Hedge: Tips On Planting Oleander As A Hedge

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer Maybe you’re tired of seeing that crazy neighbor who mows his lawn in a speedo or maybe you just want to make your yard feel like a cozy, sacred space miles away from the neighbors in general. Either way, an oleander hedge might be exactly what you need. Continue reading to learn about planting oleander as a privacy hedge. Oleander Bushes for Privacy Oleander, Nerium oleander, is a tall bushy evergreen shrub in zones 8-10. Growing 3-20 feet tall depending on the variety. Oleander’s dense, upright growth makes it an excellent screening plant. As a tidy hedge or privacy wall, Oleander is tolerant of salt, pollution and drought. Add in the beautiful, fragrant clusters of blooms and oleander sounds too good to be true. There is a downfall, however. Oleander is toxic to humans and animals if eaten. Using Oleander as Hedges The first step

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