Sugar Mountain Blue Sweetberry Honeysuckle Bush

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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!

Planting and Application:

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!

  • Delicious Blueberry-Like Fruit
  • Extremely Cold Hardy
  • Fragrant White Blooms for Pollinators
  • Ornamental Edible Landscaping
  • Great for Fresh Eating & Baking

#ProPlantTips for Care:

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.

  • Full Sun & Part Shade
  • Moderate Moisture & Fertility & Mulch Well
  • Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Easy to Grow
  • Deer Resistant

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 today!

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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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Sugar Mountain Blue Sweetberry Honeysuckle Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-6
Growing Zones 3-6
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Lonicera caerulea 'Dolce Vita'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 5 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Green
Foliage Green
Foliage Color Green
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
Pruning Time After Fruiting
Fragrant Yes