The Q&A Archives: Sun Requirements For Crape Myrtles

Questioner's Location: San Jose, CA
Date: June 18, 2002

Question: How many hours of sun a day is considered full sun? I purchased one of your Zuni Crape Myrtle shrubs last weekend & now am wondering if it's location will get adequate sun. It get sun from sunrise till 2:00 pm with a Southeast exposure.

Thank You, Byron Bradley

Answer: 8-10 hours a day of direct sunshine usually qualifies as a full sun exposure. Your Crape Myrtle would prefer to have sunshine from early morning until late afternoon, rather than the morning/partial afternoon sun you describe.

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