I'm planning to plant a couple of appletrees in my yard, and one otherwise ideal spot gets a good 7 hours of sun 8-9 months of the year, but because of some tall trees to the south, is in dappled shade all day from mid November to February. I'm in north Florida. So: do deciduous trees need sun when they have no leaves?
It's fine. In nature deciduous trees are often covered in snow for months on end.
Location: North Florida near Hart Springs zone 8b
posted 7 years ago
Thanks for the replies. I have two apple varieties: Anna, developed in Israel, and Dorsett Golden. Also a peach tree, Flordaking. All require less than 200 chill hours, suitable for my part of North Florida, or so I'm told.