so today in The Washington Post I see that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has released a new Plant Hardiness Zone Map. My area of Chesterfield is slightly warmer.
But it’s still not warm enough for Oleander.
I love this plant. There’s a huge bush of it at the house we usally rent (that belongs to a family member) in the Outer Banks. A few years back I took cuttings of the bush and brought back. The cuttings rooted and I brought them in for the winter. They survived the winter and the next summer, but for reasons I couldn’t explain didn’t make it through the next winter indoors.
I think if I’m going to have this in my yard, I’m just going to have to move further south.