Honeyberry (Lonicera caerulea)

Honeyberry (Lonicera caerulea)

Exposure

Half to full sun, prefers afternoon shade in warmer areas. Zone 3 and warmer. Hardy to minus 40 degrees.

Soil

Regular well-drained garden soil.

Growth Habits

A small shrub growing wider than high. Height varies by variety. Leaves have a bluish color and leather like texture. The plants are not bothered by pests or diseases.

Plant two varieties for pollination.

Landscape Uses

honeyberry3These attractive small shrubs are attractive foundation plants or small hedge or specimen plants.

Usefulness

Honeyberries produce dark blue tasty fruit similar in size and texture to an oblong table grape. This is the first fruit to ripen in our nursery, even before the strawberries. The berries start out on the tart side and get sweeter as they ripen.

Available Varieties

'Blue Forest' - Deep green foliage.

'Blue Moon' - The best pollinator. Requires another variety for pollination.

'Blue Pacific' - Prized for its lighter green foliage and spreading form.

'Blue Velvet' - Attractive grayish green foliage.

Pricing Information

$20.00 / 1 gal., $30.00 / 3 gal.