Sugar Mountain® Blue Sweetberry honeysuckle Lonicera caerulea
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
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Easy to grow, hardy, home-grown fruit!
Reminiscent of raspberries and blueberries, this new sweetberry honeysuckle 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.Produces BerriesResists:DeerNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:60 - 78 InchesSpacing:60 - 78 InchesSpread:60 - 78 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early SpringBloom Time:Mid SpringBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6bHeat Zones:6Water Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:Edible HerbUses:LandscapeUses 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 varietyFun Facts:Sugar Mountain® Blue Lonicera caerulea 'Dolce Vita' USPP 26,617, Can PBRAF