Q. My dwarf oleanders have quit flowering. Should I cut the flower pods off now or never? If yes, how far down the stem should I cut?
|One of the dwarf oleanders|
A. You can do just about anything to oleanders without problems. Make them look good. Cut them off if you want or leave them. No difference.
Dwarf salmon color oleander can be winter tender here. Wait to prune them until mid Feb. Every three to four years cut three or four of the largest diameter stems to the ground for renewal. Trimming on the outside, shearing, is never needed by the plant. Shearing is a bad practice on oleander for a number of reasons.