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Old 08-12-2017, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Stone28 View Post
I have a spot I would like to plant a Tri Color Beech. It would direct sunlight from 9:00 AM until 4:00PM at this time in July. That is seven hours of full sun.

I was told it would do best in "full sun/part shade". My question is, should I be concerned in the winter when that same spot gets far less sun? Is full sun used as a reference for only summer sun or do you need to have full sun hours in the winter as well?

Seven hours a day is almost full sun, which generally is assumed to be 8+ hours a day. Unless you live in a place where the tree would be actively growing all year round, the change in winter sun should not be an issue. Do you have winters where you are?
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:05 AM
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Anything that says full sun partial shade is fine in only half day of sun in most areas. Where I live, anything that says full sun partial shade will fry in full sun, especially sun in the middle of the day during hot weather which is 6 months of the year.
You need to take whatever a tag says as a guide and then adjust it to your own climate.
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