Borealis Honeyberry Bush

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SKU
10003757

Add edible plants to your landscape to boost food security. Honeyberries make it easy to enjoy fresh, delicious berries a week or two before the strawberry crops come in! Borealis Honeyberry Bush (Lonicera caerulea 'Borealis') are attractive, hardy shrubs.

They produce yummy-smelling fragrant white blooms in springtime that butterflies and bees will adore! Start off the season with Borealis because it is very early ripening, the blooms develop into elongated fruits that ripen just ahead of strawberry crops!

Also known as Haskap, this berry is taking the edible landscape world by storm with these little-known Superfruits. Think of a long blueberry with a zippy taste...perfect for fresh eating, jams, cobblers, and healthy ingredients in smoothies.

Planting and Application:

Add several Honeyberry, also known as Sweetberry or Haskap, in a low informal fruiting hedge for a larger harvest. Because everyone does better with a friend, you'll get increased yields when planting different types of Honeyberry! They make nice backdrops in kitchen gardens and mix beautifully in garden borders. Neighbors won't mind these planted among other berry bushes as a friendly fence, especially if you don't mind sharing!

These are dense privacy and great wildlife shelterbelts when planted in rows. Go linear with your berry orchard and create rows for screening and for wildlife. Groupings also provide habitat and increase your harvest, while adding to your home's landscape décor! After all, these are very ornamental shrubs all growing season!

  • Long Blue Haskap Berries
  • Fragrant, Trumpet-Shaped Flowers
  • Early Season & Arctic Cold Hardy Native
  • Attractive Landscape Shrub Grows Fast
  • Fresh Eating, Cooking, Baking & Freezing

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Honeyberry love full sun, but can also tolerate a touch of part shade too. Plant in a well-drained site that has regular moisture and fertilizer and a thick layer of mulch. No need to stress about soil pH, as these rugged native relatives produce in a variety of soil types.

  • Develops Fruit in Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Not Fussy About pH
  • Moderate Moisture & Mulch
  • Any Well-Drained Soil Type
  • Pollinators: Berry Blue & Aurora

Buy the Borealis Honeyberry Bush now and we're sure you'll have the first of its kind on your block, so hurry and order this and its pollinator today from NatureHills.com before they're gone!

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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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Borealis Honeyberry Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-7
Growing Zones 2-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Lonicera caerulea 'Borealis'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Harvest Time Early Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
Pruning Time After Fruiting
Fragrant Yes