The Tree Story
Oleander (True Communicator) – Nerium oleander
The oleander by rights is a shrub, which basically is a small tree. It is ubiquitous, growing everywhere, throughout the entire Mediterranean and has been introduced all over the world. It is evergreen and has a long flowering season. The leaves look like those of the olive tree, which is where it got its name. It is often planted along major roadways as it absorbs pollution at an astonishing rate and needs very little water. It has been said that this was the first tree to flower in Hiroshima after their gruesome holocaust.