Borealis Honeyberry - Lonicera caerulea 'Borealis'

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This University of Saskatchewan introduction produces blueberry-like fruit that ripens before Strawberries. Also known as Honeyberries or Blue Honeysuckle, Canadian Haskap are superior to any other Honeyberries with sweeter, wild Blueberry flavor and larger, fleshier fruit not unlike oversize Blueberries. The plant themselves are extremely cold tolerant and these are a great fruit alternative for cold climates. Cross-pollination is required and we recommend Polar Jewel Honeyberry.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Green
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Mass Planting
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Edible
Modern
Traditional
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Height: 
5-10'
Spread: 
24-36"
Flower Colors: 
White
Flower Seasons: 
Summer
Special Features: 
Edible
Growth Habits: 
Upright
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 2
Average: 3.7 (52 votes)

Plant in full sun in the north, partial shade where summers are hot. Very easy to grow, no pest or disease problems. Not self-fertile, so plant two varieties. Bears fruit one to two years after planting.

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