Available Fall 2021
A honeysuckle that produces sweet/tangy edible fruits. Native throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere, including the northwestern United States and northern Rocky Mts. The most popular varieties have been selected from plants growing wild in Siberia (var. edulis) and Northern Japan (var. emphyllocalyx). The berries ripen earlier than any other fruit. Flowering occurs in very early Spring – the varieties below all are considered “late-flowering” and will usually avoid late Spring frosts. Self-infertile – plant more than one variety in order to get berries. Likes a moist – even a little boggy, cool location – mulch heavily and provide afternoon shade. Birds find honeyberries as tasty as blueberries – it may take them a few days to recognize the unfamiliar fruit, but without protection birds will eventually strip the shrub of fruit.
Blue Hokkaido™ – 4-5’ Blue Mist™ – 2-3’.
Blue Pagoda™ – 4-5‘ Blue Sea™ – 2-3.