A small genus of very ornamental evergreen flowering shrubs of erect habit, natives of the Mediterranean regions. In the warmer districts of the State the Oleander is a general favorite on account of its easy culture and its generous long-continued supply of gaily-colored flowers. Close to the coast, although the Oleander grows to wood well enough, it does not flower freely, therefore it is not recommended as a coast shrub or for planting in San Francisco except against a wall facing the South.

Propagate by cuttings of ripe wood placed, about April, in sandy leaf-mold in a warm propagating house; as soon as they are rooted, pot them singly in three-inch pots and give them room as required.