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Yezberry® Solo 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
  • Early Spring
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
6' 6'
Height
5' - 6'
Spread
5' - 6'
  • Details

    Features

    Truly tasty fruit in your own backyard!

    Yezberry® Japanese haskaps are an easy-to-grow, super delicious fruit for everyone. Yellow flowers appear very early in spring (we'll bet it's the first thing to bloom in your yard each year) and give way to plump blue fruits in early summer. Berries are sweet enough to eat straight from the stems, or can be made into sauce, jam, or desserts. This tough shrub grows well in sun or part shade, and isn't fussy about soil: any type and even any pH level will do. Yezberry haskaps are extremely cold tolerant. Yezberry® Solo will bear fruit without a pollinator, but gets larger and more numerous berries when planted alongside another Yezberry® Japanese haskap variety.

    • Large, sweet edible fruit
    • Easy to grow
    • Very cold hardy
    Produces Berries
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Native to North America
    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 so that each shrub gets plenty of air and sunshine to ensure best growth and pollination for fruit set. If plant needs pruning, do so after harvesting the fruit. Harvest fruit shortly after it turns from green to blue; taste one for sweetness first and if it is on the sour side, give it a few more days on the vine before harvesting.

    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® Solo Lonicera caerulea 'Kapu' USPP 26,820, Can PBRAF
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    • Produces large tangy haskaps. Easy to care for, survives -30C winters with tons of snow.

      Natalie
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 29 weeks ago
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