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Question: We have a large triangular bed under the shade of a large oak that receives some late afternoon sun. We've tried dwarf pittosporum and now indian hawthorne. The

Answer: Doreen,

The philodendron would be okay but in a bad winter would be killed. Shade is a tough thing for most plants to handle. I would consider Aucuba and Fatsia if they are not too tall for what you need there. Cast iron plant and shrimp plant are two more ideas.

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