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blackberry bush - full sun or shade?

post #1 of 6
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The info says full sun but the leaves are getting brittle and curling, the ground is plenty damp... should I move it to a shadier spot?
post #2 of 6
They should be fine in full sun. I wonder if they don't like too much water. Any blackberry experts?
post #3 of 6
I see them growing in all types of light--full sun in pastures, partial shade in back yards, the understory of a forest. I don't know enough about them to know what they really like, though.
post #4 of 6
I'd say full sun. But.

Did you *just* transplant them? I know it looked like I killed our new blueberry bushes for about 2 weeks after I planted them - they were in transit for a few days and I planted 'em the day we got them. Took 2-3 weeks for the stems to get back to green (yes, they turned brown!) and now I'm getting a few leaves!

The blackberry canes I got the same day and planted the same day were basically just big sticks, and we just got 2 little green leaves on one cane in the last few days. So they may just need more time to acclimate.
post #5 of 6
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Thanks for sharing. I hope that is the case. This week I've had quite a few things die, talk about a let down. If my strawberries weren't going strong, I'd be tempted to tell DH to forget about half of our garden and start over.
post #6 of 6
They can grow nearly anywhere, but they'll produce much much much better in full sun! Could be that the ground is too moist.
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