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Half-shade   [ Horticulture ]

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Synonym: Semi-shade, Partial shade, Light shade, Light sun,  Partial sun

  An environment that receives between 2-4 hours of direct sunlight.  
"Partial shade" (Also "light shade" or "half shade")  is an environment that receive less then a half day of direct sunlight  or a filtered sunlight situation such as beneath a canopy of shade trees in summer.
Partial shade is indicated for plant species which require protection from prolonged hot sun, but which will tolerate 
some degree of full summer sun . Often these species prefer morning sun and afternoon shade.

See also: Sun exposure, Full sun, Bright shade, Full shade, Filtered sun




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