Lonicera 'Borealis' Honeyberry

Lonicera 'Borealis' Honeyberry

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A delicacy in Asia and Europe for centuries
SKU 35677
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Key Characteristics

2 - 7

Mature Height

5 Feet

Mature Width

5 Feet

Sun / Shade

Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Lonicera 'Borealis' Honeyberry

Honeyberries are just becoming part of the American landscape, and you will want to be among the first to grow this tangy, nutritious fruit. Lonicera 'Borealis' Honeyberry is not only an edible, it is a multiseason shrub with blooms and a well-branched, rounded shape. Best of all, it prefers a bit of shade.

The Lonicera 'Borealis' Honeyberry fruit may remind you of blueberries, both in color and flavor. Oblong and a dusty dark blue, these berries are quite tart, with an underlay of sugary sweetness. Excellent for canning and jamming as well as fresh eating.

The Lonicera 'Borealis' Honeyberries arrive in late spring or early summer, just before the strawberries start coming in. You can extend your season of fresh fruit in the garden with Lonicera 'Borealis' Honeyberry. Just grow it near any other honeyberry for best fruit production.

Expect this deciduous shrub to reach about 4 to 5 feet high and wide. In spring, before the berries, it covers itself in fragrant white blooms that attract the very first pollinators of the season. You will love starting the edible garden a few weeks sooner with Lonicera 'Borealis' Honeyberry. Hardy up to -40 degrees Fahrenheit and best in mulched, moisture-rich soil.

Product Details

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Genus Lonicera
Species caerulea
Variety 'Borealis'
Product Classification Fruit, Perennials, Shrubs
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 2
USDA Zone High 7
Sun / Shade Part Shade
Bloom Color White
Bloom Season Start Early Spring
Bloom Season End Mid Spring
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant
Special Features Berries, Bird Lovers, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Fast Growing, Fragrance, Free Bloomer
Uses Border, Containers, Cuisine
Zone 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI

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Lonicera caerulea var. kamtschatica, Cultivar Name: Borealis???
Review by T.M. Canning
The plant came shipped in the most professional way possible, full leaf and moist, ready to plant, at the correct time for my zone 5a. It is a sturdy plant,18" tall, and looks ready to push blooms. It is Not a twiggy little thing. I planted within a half hour of receipt. Bush perked right up. I cannot wait to harvest a few berries, I have never had them before. Gardening is a grand adventure.

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