Botanical Name: Thevetia peruviana
Common Name: Yellow-Oleander, Lucky Nut  
Plant photo of: Thevetia peruviana
  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Shrub


Height Range



Flower Color

Orange, Yellow


Flower Season

Spring, Summer


Leaf Color

Light Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color

Brown, Green


Fruit Season



Full, Half





Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate


Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Mediterranean, Spanish, Tropical


Accenting Features

Multi-trunk Tree, Showy Flowers, Specimen, Standard


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Shrub Border, Park, Parking Lot


Special Uses

Filler, Hedge, Screen, Wind Break


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor
Photographer: Normans/Sanchez Maddux
  • Description

  • Notes

This shrub or small tree wil grow 15'-30' high and has shiny green leaves accented by yellow apricot flowers. It does well with medium watering and thrives in full hot sun. This plant is poisonous if ingested.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halfway with native soil and water. 5. Finish back filling hole, build basin and water.