Lonicera 'Borealis' Honeyberry

Item #35677


Oblong blue berries packed with nutrition and tangy sweetness

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.


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Genus Lonicera
Species caerulea
Variety 'Borealis'
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 2 - 7
Bloom Start To End Early Spring - Mid Spring
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 4 ft - 5 ft
Plant Width 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 *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

April 21, 2014

Lonicera caerulea var. kamtschatica, Cultivar Name: Borealis???

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

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.

T.M. Canning from NY

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