Berries that laugh at the cold!
Have you ever tried a honeyberry? If not, we’d like to describe the taste to you:
Blackberry-wild blueberry-currant-cherry-kiwi-grape with a touch of honeysuckle.
Or, we can describe it as just plain delicious!
Tundra Honeyberry (Lonicera caerulea 'Tundra') is great fruit, especially for northern gardens. They look like elongated blueberries and are so thin-skinned they actually melt in your mouth. (Actually Tundra berries are thicker-skinned than other honeyberries, so they take firm handling better.) But don’t let their thin skin fool you. These are some tough berries. Like their name suggests, these guys can handle the cold…and by cold, we mean COLD. They are hardy to -55 degrees (that’s NEGATIVE 55 DEGREES in case you missed it) and the flowers are hardy to 20 degrees! If you live somewhere where it gets colder than that, well, that’s a conversation we need to have separately.
Tundra Honeyberries are long-lived (50 years+) and plants older than 5 years can produce between 2 and 10 pounds of berries a season! They love the sun in the north and a little shade in the south and just about any soil will do, even clay soils.
Tundra is a first-rate fresh eating berry, but you’ll be the star of the Farmer’s Market if you jar up a batch of jam! Try them in pies and muffins, too – anywhere that you’d use a blueberry.
We bet you’ll be the first in your neighborhood to have some of these, so order now before your neighbors become the Farmer’s Market stars. (They need a pollinator, so order one of Tundra’s sister plants, too, like Berry Blue Honeyberry.)
* Delicious edible fruit
* Fast Growing
* Super Cold Hardy
* Spring flowers
Buying Options for Plants
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
|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||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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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|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Lonicera caerulea var. kamchatica 'Tundra'|
|Mature Height||3 - 4 feet|
|Mature Spread||1 - 4 feet|
|Soil Type||Well drained|
|Moisture||Additional moisture as needed|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Creamy white|
|Fruiting Time||Late May into June|