Blueberries prefer to grow in full sun with at least six hours of direct sunlight per day, but they can also grow in partial shade. However, it’s important to note that blueberry plants in the shade may produce less fruit and have slower growth compared to those grown in full sun. The optimal condition for blueberry bushes is a mix of sun and shade, where they receive morning sun and afternoon shade. If you want to grow blueberries in shade, choose a variety that is adapted to your specific growing conditions and provide plenty of organic matter, acidic soil, and consistent moisture.
Dr. Sarah Smith is a blueberry expert and author of BlueberryExpert.com. She has been growing and studying blueberries for over 20 years. Her research has focused on the different varieties, growing techniques, and nutritional content of blueberries. She is passionate about helping people to grow their own healthy blueberries and has been a leader in the industry for many years.