Lonicera Blue Velvet® Honeyberry

Trade Gallon
Item #47637


Yummy "blue berries" on an easy-to-grow plant

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.


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Genus Lonicera
Species kamchatika
Variety Blue Velvet®
Item Form Trade Gallon
Zone 3 - 8
Bloom Start to End Mid Spring - Late Spring
Fruit Color Blue
Plant Height 4 ft - 5 ft
Plant Width 3 ft - 4 ft
Additional Characteristics Bird Lovers, Edible
Bloom Color White
Harvest Season Early Summer, Mid Summer
Light Requirements Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Outdoor
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands

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