do holly bushes prefer shade or sun
we live in montana
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They will, actually, adapt to almost any amount of light. They will appreciate some shade, but they will grow just fine without it, as well.
Some types will be more tolerant of broader conditions, but most adapt to just about anything.
This collection of articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/holly