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How much direct light is needed for fruit trees

We bought a cherry, pear, apple and plum tree. We wanted to plant them at the back of our garden in front of our fence. Will this be okay? We are south facing garden. The top half of the tree is in sunlight now but it will grow bigger and get full sunlight above the shadow of the fence. But the bottom half will be in shade for fair amount of the day and year?
We have another location by the side where it would be in direct sunlight all the time but is less aesthetically pleasing


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,151
    I would go ahead and plant them where you originally intended … if the majority of the branches get good light they should be fine. 

    I presume you’ve taken on board the pollination needs of the varieties you’ve chosen. 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • btb3312btb3312 Posts: 11
    Thanks, yes, they are all self pollinating I believe
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,614
    Ours are north facing,semi dwarf stock,no problems
     When you say hi direct light,do you mean sun?
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