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Borealis Honeyberry

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Produces an abundance of 1-1/2" long berries tasting like wild blueberries in mid to late spring, even before strawberries are ripe. Mature plants yield up to 10 lbs. of berries, so you'll have plenty for fresh eating and desserts. Growing 6-8 ft. tall with attractive green foliage, it's a good choice for the edible landscape. Plant two varieties for pollination. Potted. Zones 3-9.

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  • Botanical Name: Lonicera caerulea 'Borealis'
  • Height: 6 - 8 feet.
  • Spacing: 4 - 5 feet.
  • 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 feet.
  • Light Required: Partial Shade
  • Pollinator: Need two varieties for cross pollination. Pollinate with Aurora.
  • 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.
  • Zone: 3 - 9. Cold hardy.
  • 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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