Lonicera caerulea var.kamtschatica

Lonicera caerulea var.kamtschatica
Lonicera caerulea var.kamtschatica 
honeyberry, edible honeysuckle
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 1-1.8m
USUAL WIDTH 1-1.5m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME March - May
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 3   (down to -40°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Fruit trees
Deciduous broadleaf
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Honeyberry is an edible version of honeysuckle with fruit of similar taste and appearance of blueberry. The fruit is sweet or sweet-and-sour, 25-35 mm long, oval, deep blue. The fruit ripens very early, often already in May, about two weeks before the first strawberries.

Trávníček is a Czech selection with large and sweet fruit.

Honeyberry is easy to grow. It does not require any special soil unlike blueberries. All they need is full sun and plenty of water and fertilizer. Follow regular watering and fertilizing schedule from early spring until fruit maturity. Then the plant often drops majority of leaves. If you continue watering and fertilizing it lightly it will keep the leaves and will look tidy. The most fruiting branches are 1-2 years old long shoots. The longer the better. Older branches are best removed to keep it juvenile. Fully hardy to -40°C (USDA zone 3).

Last update 01-03-2016; 13-01-2017
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  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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