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Yezberry Honey Bunch® Japanese Haskap Lonicera caerulea

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Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Early Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
60" 60"
Height
36 - 60"
Spread
36 - 60"

This plant is hardy in zones 3 - 7

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
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    Features

    Delicious fruit on a space saving dwarf plant!

    The newest member of the Yezberry® series of Japanese haskaps ensures that even people with limited space can enjoy their tasty, unique fruit. It reaches just 3-5' tall and wide, about half the size of other varieties. These easy-going shrubs are one of the first plants to bloom in spring. Their tubular yellow flowers develop into elongated blue berries that taste like a cross between a raspberry and a blueberry. They're so sweet, you'll eat them right off the bush as soon as they ripen in early summer! Plant Yezberry Honey Bunch® near another Yezberry variety for a heavy crop of fruit on both.

    • Delicious, juicy berries taste like a cross between a raspberry and a blueberry.
    • Dwarf variety is about half the size of other Japanese haskaps.
    • Plant two different varieties for best results - both plants will bear fruit.
    Produces Berries
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 60 Inches
    Spacing: 
    48 - 72 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 60 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Edible Herb
    Uses: 
    Good for Screening
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Yezberry® haskaps make an easy care edible hedge. Try it surrounding a vegetable garden or orchard!

    PLEASE NOTE: To produce berries, you'll need to plant another Yezberry® variety as a pollinator.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Yezberry® haskaps are very easy to grow and don't require any special maintenance. They can grow in any type of soil and have no particular pruning needs. If pruning is required, however, it should be done immediately after harvesting berries in early summer. You can harvest Yezberry haskaps as they ripen, turning from green to deep blue. If you taste a blue fruit and it does not taste sweet, leave the crop on the plant for another couple of days to ripen fully.

    In hot climates, grow Yezberry haskaps where they will be shaded in the afternoon.

    Fun Facts: 

    Yezberry® Japanese haskaps are closely related to best-selling Sugar Mountain®sweetberry honeysuckle. However, the Yezberry series was developed from purely Japanese strains of haskap, while the Sugar Mountain series is of Russian heritage. Other differences: Yezberry haskaps bloom a bit later, so they're a good choice for areas that get frequent spring frosts. Yezberry fruits are plumper and rounder than Sugar Mountain fruits, but both are equally tasty and heavy-bearing when it comes to harvest time.

    Compare Yezberry® varieties here.

    Yezberry Honey Bunch® Lonicera caerulea 'Kaido' USPP 28,662, Can PBRAF
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