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Plants toxic to CA Live Oak

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Is Dusty Miller toxic to root system of CA Live Oak? DBH 18" Bed in question is 9 feet from base of tree. Shade estimate 65% Looking for a shade tolerant plant with qualities of Dusty Miller. Color not critical. Thank you for your considered suggestions. Paul Steffen Simi Valley California

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BushDoctor
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Answered on November 18, 2017

I am not able to find anything in my research suggesting that these are not compatible. You will have to watch and make sure that the plant has no bad reaction to the tree. Some plants to have a hard time with the chemicals that the acorns emit into the soil, but I was unable to find anything that suggests that these two are not compatible.

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