Anyone grow Carambola (Starfruit) in significant shade?
Does anyone grow Carambola in partial shade? I hear they are great fruit producers, so I was wondering if perhaps it would be a good choice for a partial shade spot I have, because if I get a few less fruit (rather than the bucketloads that people say they get from these trees), I won't be bothered.
I have a spot next to the house that in wintertime will only get what sun can filter through a nearby oak. And in summer the spot will get maybe 2 hours of sun in the late morning before the sunlight is blocked by our house. The spot will get zero early morning sun and will not get afternoon sun until the branches reach high enough.
I'm just wondering if a carambola could still thrive there and give some ok fruit production. My other options are a navel orange and a guava tree that I'm planting, but I think both of those need more sun for fruiting.