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Yezberry Sugar Pie® 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
  • Summer
Mature Size
48" 48"
Height
36 - 48"
Spread
36 - 48"

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

    Sweet, healthy, and space-saving!

    Introducing Yezberry Sugar Pie® Japanese haskap. It's the smallest Yezberry® variety yet. Reaching just 3-4' tall, it allows even those with limited space to enjoy these tasty and healthful berries. One of the earliest plants to bloom each spring, tubular yellow blooms mature into elongated that ripen to blue in early summer. They're sweet enough to eat right off the plant, but they're also good for drying, processing, or cooking. This tough, deer-resistant edible is native to North America and requires no special care to bear fruit every year. Plant with another Yezberry® variety for an abundant fruit set on both plants.

    • 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
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Native to North America
    Small or Miniature

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 48 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: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Edible Herb
    Uses: 
    Good for Screening
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    With its small size, Yezberry Sugar Pie® can be grown in small spaces. Add it to your vegetable garden, or use it to create a low edible hedge. 

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

    Maintenance Notes: 

    All Yezberry varieties are very easy to grow and are not fussy about soil or pruning. Plant another Yezberry variety within 50'/15.2 m of Yezberry Sugar Pie® 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.

    In hot climates, afternoon shade is recommended.

    Compare the Yezberry® series here.

    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 the Yezberry® series here.

    Yezberry Sugar Pie® Lonicera caerulea 'Hoka' USPP 28,593, Can PBRAF
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