Blue Lightning ™ Honeyberry – Early Blooming
A very popular variety from the Russian Far East, Blue Lightning ™ honeyberry grows to about 5 ft. in height and bears good crops of sweet-tart, dark blue, flavorful berries.
Latin Name: Lonicera caerulea var. edulis
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.
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-April
Ripening Time: May-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