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Can Apache thornless Blackberry bush grow in partial shade?

  1. BWD316 profile image87
    BWD316posted 5 years ago

    Can Apache thornless Blackberry bush grow in partial shade?

    I just bought a blackberry bush at lowes the other day, only $2! It was kind of an impulse buy and I was wondering where to plant it.  I have one spot in mind but it gets some shade in the morning, will the blackberry bush do well there? Below is a picture of the bush!


  2. Patsybell profile image86
    Patsybellposted 5 years ago

    These plants require full sun. However, if it is only a couple of hours of morning shade, your blackberry will do OK.

    Keep your plant watered this fall and even if we have a dry winter, consider watering it. Don't ferilize until next spring. The roots are shallow so, mulch your plant this winter.

  3. davenmidtown profile image89
    davenmidtownposted 5 years ago

    it should have at least 8 hours of full sun...

  4. cat on a soapbox profile image97
    cat on a soapboxposted 5 years ago

    You will need 6-8 hours of full sun for fruit production. Do you have a sunny spot for a large pot?

  5. chspublish profile image81
    chspublishposted 5 years ago

    Should be fine if the shade is only in the morning. Presumably you refer to summer time when you mention shade. Enjoy!