Berry Blue Honeyberry
Catch The Honeyberry Craze!
We were at a wedding recently where the talk at the reception wasn't about how beautiful the bride was (though she was) or how nervous the groom seemed (though he did) or how Uncle Vernon needed to put down the champagne (seriously, someone take that bottle away from him). But, instead the talk around the tables was about the centerpieces.
"What is that?"
"Is it a long Blueberry?"
"Can you eat it?"
"Have you ever seen anything like that before?"
Yes, some very "in-the-know" florist was on the cusp of a new trend. She had highlighted the flower arrangements with sprigs of a very unique-looking fruit. Berry Blue Honeyberry (Lonicera caerulea var. kamchatica 'Berry Blue') had become the star of the wedding.
Honeyberry is relatively new on the scene in America, though it's been around for a while. It is just now beginning to catch on in home gardens. It is a sweet but tangy fruit with a flavor like wild blueberries and currants. They are great eaten fresh out of hand, but they are fantastic when made into jam. (Want to be the star at the farmer's market - hint, hint?)
It is native to parts of Siberia - yes, THAT Siberia where winters are colder than cold. If it can survive there, you know that it will make it in your northern garden without batting an eye.
The pretty plants have small cream-colored flowers in the spring and nice flat-green leaves through the fall. They ripen in early summer, a full two weeks before the strawberries begin to red out.
We bet you'll be the first in your circle to have some of these, so order now before your friends beat you to it. (They need a pollinator, so order one of Berry Blue's sister plants, too, like Tundra Honeyberry.) Just like those centerpieces, you'll be the talk of the town!
- Delicious Edible Fruit
- Fast Growing
- Cold Hardy
- Spring Flowers
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Lonicera caerulea var. kamchatica 'Berry Blue'|
|Mature Height||6 - 8 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 8 feet|
|Soil Type||Well drained|
|Moisture||Additional moisture as needed|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Creamy White|
|Fruiting Time||Late May into June|