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Cold Hardy Shrub

This 6- to 8-ft. shrub will yield an abundance of rich blue berries that ripen up over two weeks before strawberries! Exceptionally hardy and not bothered by disease or insects, Honeyberry is a joy to grow! Thrives in partial shade. Plant two varieties for pollination. Protect from late frost to ensure fruit production. Potted. Zones 3-9.
  • Zone 3 - 9. Cold hardy.
  • Height 5 - 6 ft
  • Shade Required Partial shade

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  • Botanical Name: Lonicera caerulea 'Tundra'
  • Height: 5 - 6 ft
  • Spacing: 4 - 5 ft
  • Depth: Plant in the spring. Place the plant in the hole at the same level it was grown by the nursery. This is where the roots start and the tops shoots begin. Spread the roots out evenly. Gently work the soil around the roots do not pack the soil. Water plant thoroughly.
  • Spread: 4 - 5 ft
  • Sun/Shade: Partial shade
  • Pollinator: Need two varieties for cross pollination.
  • Yield: Up to 10 lbs. on mature plants.
  • Foliage: Leaves are borne in opposite pairs on the stems. Short, oblong, medium green in color.
  • Blooms: March - April for about 2 weeks.
  • Fruit: Elongated blue fruit similar in size and flavor to wild blueberries. Tender berry texture with firmer skin, good for fresh eating and baking, very easy picking berries.
  • Form: Upright shrub
  • Flower Form: Small white flowers.
  • Soil Requirements: Moderately well-drained yet moist soil. Mulch with peat moss or aged manure to help conserve soil moisture.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: Little pruning is needed on bushes younger than five years old other than removing dead, diseased, or broken branches. After that periodically remove older limbs. Ideally you should have four to six older limbs and a few younger shoots per shrub.
  • Comments: This unique plant produces an abundance of 1-1/2" long berries tasting like wild blueberries in mid to late spring, even before strawberries are ripe. It is a member of the honeysuckle family nd has been a valued fruit for ages. Plant two varieties for pollination 4-6' apart.

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