Which should I give the most sun priority?

milehighgirl(CO USDA 5B/Sunset 2B)April 28, 2013

I have an area that gets early morning shade due to a neighbor's pine. I'm planting my last row of trees and need to know which would tolerate the shade most: Asian pear (Hosui, Okolo), jujube (Shan Xi Li, Xu Zhou), or persimmon (Rosseyanka, NC 10)?

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Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)


Sun loving jujube then persimmon, and lastly Asian pear. In that order, I hope that will help you to choose the right spot.


    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 8:19AM
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alan haigh

Here Asian pear requires most sun for high quality. But your light is more intense and you have fewer cool rainy days during growing season so I don't know.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 8:41AM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

They will all do well with just early morning shade. So I'd base the decision on something else like height, looks, etc.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 12:18PM
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milehighgirl(CO USDA 5B/Sunset 2B)

Okay, I was thinking the jujube needed most sun but just wanted to make sure. I will plant the persimmons so my neighbors have something to look at in the fall besides my rather peculiar, nontraditional back yard.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 1:28AM
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