Honeybee™ Honeyberry Bush

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SKU
10002721

Honeybee™ Honeyberry Bush (Lonicera caerulea 'Honey Bee') is part of the Honeysuckle family and produces oblong juicy edible fruit that is pleasingly tart with skin thin enough that the berry seems to melt in your mouth!

The Honeybee™ has fragrant flowers that attract many pollinators, all fluttering about your garden happily. Then about when your Strawberries are thinking of turning red, you'll start to enjoy these unique fruits! It's hard to describe the taste, some say it tastes like blackberry or cherry while others are adamant it's closer to grape or kiwi. Delicious fresh from the plant but they are also great frozen and made into pies, fruit salads, jams or served over ice cream!

Keeping your bush under a net while fruiting is a great way to ensure you get enough of this fruit yourself. However, since you'll be planting your Honeybee™ with its pollinator partner, you'll have enough to share with backyard birds and wildlife! Flowering in the early spring, it also acts as a great pollinator to other later blooming Honeyberry.

Planting and Application:

Also known as Haskap or Sweetberries, these fruiting bushes are highly ornamental and useful throughout the landscape for a variety of applications. Use these double-duty ornamentals as a border and hedge for screening or property division that also doubles as filling your berry bowl, providing nesting and shelter for songbirds, and privacy for you!

Since it does best with a pollinator, plant in long rows or groupings for increased crops. Or add as a backdrop to your kitchen and herb gardens, or as great additions to vegetable beds and orchards! You'll soon be a hit among your neighbors and farmer's markets!

  • Decadent Sweet & Juicy Blue Fruit
  • Cold Hardy USDA Zones 2 - 7
  • Fragrant White Spring Blooms
  • Fresh Eating, Baking & Freezing
  • Great Pollinator For Other Honeyberry

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Honeyberry do best in full sun, you'll get the most fruit in full sun, but Honeybee™ also handles part shade too. Preferring consistent moisture and enriched soil, be sure to also provide a thick layer of mulch over the soil surface for moisture retention and insulation.

  • Full Sun & Part Shade
  • Enriched Well-Drained Moist Soil
  • Prune Right After Fruiting
  • Mulch Well
  • Pollinates With Other Haskap

Be the first in your neighborhood to grow the Honeybee™ Honeyberry Bush and reap all the superfruit rewards that this easy-care, low-maintenance edible landscaping shrub provides! Order soon at NatureHills.com!

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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.

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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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Honeybee™ Honeyberry Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-7
Growing Zones 2-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Lonicera caerulea 'Honey Bee'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
Pruning Time After Fruiting
Fragrant Yes