Blue Hokkaido Honeyberry ™
A very popular variety with Japanese Honeyberry growers, Blue Hokkaido Honeyberry ™ features an upright growth habit and very large, sweet-tart, crisp and flavorful, dark blue berries.
Late Blooming Honeyberry Varieties
These varieties bloom up to 2 months later in the NW region than the early blooming varieties. Later blooming means that more bees and other insects are available for pollination and fruit set is significantly better. These varieties are also good for east of the Cascade Mountains, and other colder regions of the US.
Latin Name: Lonicera caerulea
Site and Soil: Honeyberry likes 1/2 day to full sun in the Pacific Northwest and other cool regions, partial shade in hot regions, and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Two varieties with similar bloom time are needed for cross-pollination. Click here for other Late Blooming Honeyberry bushes
Hardiness: Honeyberry is hardy to minus 40° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 4-5 ft. in height
Bloom Time: March
Ripening Time: June
Yield: 5-10 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Honeyberry is not bothered by pests or diseases. To deter birds, use mylar flash tape or cover plants with netting.
USDA Zone: 3
Sunset Western Zone: A1-A3; 1-3
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31-45