Do you love gardening and growing your own food but feel like you've tried it all? Sure strawberries and apples are great but they're also so regular and have been grown before. If you're looking for new and exciting fruit to grow then you have to check out the Sugar Mountain® Blue Sweetberry Honeysuckle (Lonicera caerulea 'Dolce Vita' PP26,617)!
In spring, this deciduous shrub is covered with lightly fragrant white honeysuckle flowers. While many honeysuckle berries aren't very appetizing, the Blue Sweetberry's fruit is absolutely delectable! Like elongated blueberries, you'll want a whole crate to munch on come summer harvest! Create luscious jam spooned over ice cream, syrup drizzled over yogurt and oatmeal, or even compote spread atop pancakes and waffles!
Tasting like a cross between raspberries and blueberries, but easier to grow! Sweetberry Honeysuckles were specially selected from the Czech Republic for their delicious fruit and extreme hardiness. This amazing bush can withstand temperatures dipping to as cold as -50°F! Now that's a resilient plant!
While this Sweetberry Honeysuckle is self-fruitful, you can increase the harvest size immensely by planting another kind of Honeysuckle nearby for cross-pollination. You'll be happy you did come harvest and you've got enough to snack on, freeze for winter, and a few leftovers so curious neighbors can have a taste! Not to mention enough to share with hungry songbirds looking for shelter and food!
Plant multiple plants in rows or groupings for privacy, shelterbelts, property division! These highly ornamental flowering plants look fantastic anywhere in the landscape. Backdrop greenery for kitchen and herb gardens or vegetable beds, and unique accents in mixed-shrub borders too!
Plant Haskap or Sweetberry bushes in a sunny spot of your yard in soil that is well-drained and watch as the bush thrives! Fruiting on old wood, so prune three-year-old shrubs immediately after harvest. Mulch the site well and provide regular water.
Sugar Mountain® Blue Sweetberry Honeysuckle Bush is a garden superfruit you won't want to miss out on. With its many health properties, endless baking potential, and overall easy-to-grow nature, it'll be the hit of the neighborhood. 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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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.
At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Lonicera caerulea 'Dolce Vita'|
|Mature Height||5 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Harvest Time||Mid Season|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 Years|
|Pruning Time||After Fruiting|