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Blue Velvet Honeyberry ™ – Early Blooming

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Blue Velvet Honeyberry ™ is distinguished by its compact, spreading form, attractive grayish-green, velvety foliage and its very large, sweet-tart and flavorful, medium-blue berries.

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Blue Velvet Honeyberry ™

Blue Velvet Honeyberry ™ is distinguished by its compact, spreading form, attractive grayish-green, velvety foliage and its very large, sweet-tart and flavorful, medium-blue berries.

A very hardy and unique small shrub, Blue Velvet ™ Honeyberry is a species of Honeysuckle with sweet and tasty fruit. Native to Eastern Siberia, the Russian Far East, and Northern Japan, Honeyberry is valued for its tasty, blueberry-like fruit, its extremely early ripening, often two weeks before strawberries, and its exceptional hardiness, to minus 40 degrees F., or below. Great for fresh eating, juicing, and preserves.

  • 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: 2-3 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
Weight 4 lbs
size

1 Gallon, Bare Root

Shipping Season

Spring 2020

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