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Yezberry® Maxie Japanese Haskap Lonicera caerulea

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
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
6' 6'
Height
5' - 6'
Spread
5' - 6'
  • Details

    Features

    Try a delicious fruit that you won't find at the grocery store!

    Yezberry® Maxie Japanese haskap is a truly tasty berry that just about anyone can grow. Yellow flowers appear in very early spring (it will almost certainly be the first thing to bloom in your landscape each year) and develop into luscious blue berries in early summer. No spraying or fussy pruning is required to get a harvest of fruit so tasty, you'll want to eat it as fast as you can pluck them from the stems. This exceptionally hardy shrub grows well in sun or part shade and doesn't need any special soil in order to thrive. Plant Yezberry Maxie haskap within 50'/15.2 m of another Yezberry® variety to ensure an abundant fruit set.

    Top reasons to grow Yezberry® Maxie Japanese haskap:

    • Delicious, juicy berries taste like a cross between a raspberry and a blueberry.
    • Easy to grow.
    • Plant two different varieties for best results - both plants will bear fruit.
    Produces Berries
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Small or Miniature

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    60 - 72 Inches
    Spacing: 
    60 - 72 Inches
    Spread: 
    60 - 72 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
    Uses: 
    Good for Screening
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

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

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Plant another Yezberry™ variety within 50'/15.2 m of Yezberry Maxie to ensure abundant fruit set on both plants. If pruning is needed or desired, do so when the fruit harvest is complete. 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.

    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.

    Lonicera comparison chart

    Yezberry® Maxie Lonicera caerulea 'Kuchi' USPP 28,622, Can PBRAF
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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I love the plants,berries,the rasponce from people at farmers market. With 500 bushes planted I'm able to supply a local winery.

      Larry Johnson
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
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