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May 4, 2020 10:25 AM CST
Goshen, New York

I was considering planting a row of emerald green arborvitaes along a fence that gets direct sunlight about 4-5 hours/day- from about 3-3:30 pm to sunset (measured in April and may extend longer in the summer). I was hoping someone might be able to suggest whether that will be enough for them to be healthy in the long-term or if we should seek out alternative plants.

May 4, 2020 11:11 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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They do best in my opinion. 6 hours or so. At best yours would get three hours because that late afternoon sun isn't that strong.
Taught classes on Orchids and Orchid growing and led hundreds of bird walks. Retired Wildlife Biologist.
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