Lonicera Blue Velvet® Honeyberry
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.
Beloved in Europe and Asia for centuries but almost unknown here, Honeyberry is a relative of the Honeysuckle with sweet, succulent, VERY edible fruit resembling blueberries. A shade-lover, it bears lovely white flowers in spring, followed in early summer by some of the juiciest, most delectable little berries you will ever taste. You've got to try it.
Lonicera Blue Velvet® Honeyberry is about 4 to 5 feet tall and very easy to grow in regular to poor, moist soil and any shady spot (except in the northernmost portion of its hardiness range, where some sun is preferred.) The bush bears 3 to 5 pounds of delicious berries in early summer. The 1½-inch, cylindrical blue fruit ripens about 2 weeks before strawberries in most regions, beginning the first or second year after planting. Even when not in flower or fruit, however, Lonicera Blue Velvet® Honeyberry is attractive, thanks to velvety grayish-green foliage.
Native to eastern Siberia, this hardy deciduous species is untroubled by pests or disease. Lonicera Blue Velvet® Honeyberry is a unisex type, meaning that it is NOT self-fertile but will pollinate with any other Honeyberry.
Lonicera Blue Velvet® Honeyberry has no chill requirement, and is quite long-lived (50 to 75 years of active fruiting). No fertilizer is required, but if you decide to use one, a balanced mixture such as 10-10-10 or 5-5-5 is ideal. Mulch as necessary to maintain moisture in the soil. Zones 3-8, 9 West Coast.
|Item Form:||Trade Gallon|
|USDA Zone Low:||3|
|USDA Zone High:||8|
|Max Bloom Size:||3.000000|
|Bloom Season Start:||Mid Spring|
|Bloom Season End:||Late Spring|
|Foliage Color:||Dark Green, Red, Variegated|
|Days To Maturity:||85|
|Harvest Season:||Early Summer, Mid Summer|
|Characteristics:||Bird Lovers, Edible|
|Zone:||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|State Shipping Restrictions:||GU, HI, PR, VI|
|Shipping Method Restrictions:||none|