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Sugar Mountain® Blue Sweetberry honeysuckle
Lonicera caerulea

  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 60 - 78
Programs
New Plant
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Sugar Mountain® Blue Sweetberry honeysuckle Lonicera caerulea
Part Sun to Sun 60 - 78

Features

Edible fruit; very hardy, native

Resists: 
Deer
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
60 - 78 Inches
Scape Height: 
60 - 78
Spacing: 
60 - 78 Inches
Spread: 
60 - 78 Inches
Flower Colors: 
White
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
Old Wood
Bloom Time: 
Early Spring
Bloom Time: 
Mid Spring
Bloom Time: 
Late Spring
Hardiness Zones: 
2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b
Heat Zones: 
6
Water Category: 
Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Edible Herb
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Home gardens, vegetable plots, orchards. May also be incorporated into mixed borders.

Maintenance Notes: 

Haskaps flower on old wood, so pruning should occur after harvest. Plants should not be pruned until they have been in the ground for at least three years. Cut back the tips of stems to encourage branching as lateral branches bear more fruit. Older plants (3+ years in the ground) may be renewed by removing dead branches and weak stems in late winter. No more than 25% of the plant should be removed. For best fruit production plant more than one variety

Reminiscent of raspberries and blueberries, this new haskap selection from the Czech Republic gives you bigger, tastier berries on an easy to grow hedge. So much easier to grow than blueberries, this native shrub is super hardy and needs no special soils. Plant two selections for even heavier fruit crops. Available in better garden centers Spring 2015.

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