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Compact and very cold hardy!

Borealis™ Honeyberry

Oblong blue berries packed with nutrition and tangy sweetness!

This Honeysuckle relative has been a delicacy in Europe and Asia for centuries!
Lonicera caerulea var. kamtschatica, Cultivar Name: Borealis™

If you have not yet tasted a honeyberry, it is something you must try! Similar to a blueberry in color and flavor, the honeyberry has an oblong shape and a more complex flavor. Borealis™ is one of the tangiest honeyberries, with some tart flavor rounding out its natural sweetness.

Ripening about 2 weeks earlier than strawberries (late spring to early summer in most climates), this dense, lush shrub covers itself in fragrant white flowers, then sets large, dark blue berries. Best in part shade, it is packed with antioxidants and makes great juice as well as pie, preserves, and fresh snacks. You can't go wrong with honeyberries!

Beloved in Europe and Asia for centuries but almost unknown here, honeyberry is a relative of the Honeysuckle with sweet, succulent, and VERY edible fruit. Borealis™ is a compact variety, reaching just 36 to 40 inches high and wide. Plant it near another honeyberry such as Berry Blue™ for heavier crops from both of them!

This hardy deciduous species is untroubled by pests or disease. Honeyberry has no chill requirement, but is hardy to -40 degrees F. 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 2-7.

Genus Lonicera
Species caerulea var. kamtschatica
Variety Borealis™
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 2 - 7
BloomStartToEnd Early Spring - Mid Spring
Habit Mound-shaped
PlantHeight 4 ft - 5 ft
PlantWidth 4 ft - 5 ft
Additional Characteristics Berries, Bird Lovers, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Fast Growing, Fragrance, Free Bloomer
Bloom Color White
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Containers, Cuisine
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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Lonicera caerulea var. kamtschatica, Cultivar Name: Borealis???
T.M. Canning from NY wrote (April 21, 2014):
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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