Sugar Mountain® Balalaika Sweetberry Honeysuckle Bush (Lonicera caerulea SUGAR MOUNTAIN 'Stimul') is considered a superfruit, which is great because this is one of the easiest home-grown fruits that you can put into your garden. They are native to North America and they are hardier and easier to grow than blueberries and aren't pH-dependent.
The dainty white blossoms are your pollinator's favorites, and the shrub fills out with densely packed, lush green foliage. They adapt to just about any garden situation and produce tons of sweet 1" long powder-blue fruit that tastes like a sweet cross between a blueberry and blackberry or raspberry.
Superfruits are all the rage right now and there are many superfruits out there. Not every fruit makes it to superfruit status, though. Packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and other nutrients that can help you look better, live longer, and might even prevent certain diseases.
Be the first of your friends to grow these healthy, delicious berries! We're sure one of these planted by your seating area or around your property for screening and privacy will certainly start a few conversations with your neighbors! Plant in groupings with its pollinator partner and other Honeyberry for an extended harvest and bountiful crops that you'll not mind sharing with friends and wildlife! Provide shelter and nesting without worry deer will stop by for lunch.
You can eat them fresh or use them in baking, smoothies, and other recipes. They also freeze well, which is good because you will be harvesting lots and lots of berries once your plants get established! Plant as low shade and hedges around your berry patch or vegetable garden, or as a backdrop for your other garden beds and borders!
Also known as Haskap or Honeyberry, Sweetberry Honeysuckle bushes do best in full sun, you'll get the most fruit in at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Preferring consistent moisture and enriched soil, provide a thick layer of mulch over the soil surface for moisture retention and insulation.
The sooner you order, the sooner you're picking your own Sugar Mountain Balalaika Sweetberries! Order at NatureHills.com today!
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.
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|
|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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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Lonicera caerulea SUGAR MOUNTAIN 'Stimul'|
|Mature Height||5 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Flower Color||Waxy white|
|Harvest Time||Mid Season|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 Years|
|Pruning Time||After Fruiting|