Don’s Expert Answers: I wish to plant a viburnum hedge with two magnolia little gem trees. Will the west facing aspect be too hot for them?

Question From:
Deb in Concord, Sydney New South Wales

Nature of problem:
I wish to plant a viburnum hedge with two magnolia little gem trees. Will the west facing aspect be too hot for them?

Type of Plant (if known):
Magnolia little gem

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):
Not applicable

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:
Not sure. Just garden soil.

How often do you water the plant:
Will be every couple of days or when required

How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
Around 6 but hot in the afternoon in summer

How long since you planted it:
Not yet planted

Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
Not applicable

Is the plant indoors or outdoors:
Outdoors

Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:
Ground

What other treatments have you given the plant:
Not applicable

Upload photo if available:

Other Comments:
Advice please on whether the western afternoon sun would be too much and if so can you suggest something similar that would cope?

Answer:
Both plants should be fine in that position, Deb. Don

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