What a dreamy shrub Honeyberry is for those of you with a shady spot in the landscape that you have no idea what to with! Delightful Honeyberry doesn’t mind shade at all, and as a bonus it even produces stretched out blueberry-like fruit that might look strange, but it sure is sweet!
In fact, you’ll be picking Honeyberry fruit at least a good month before even the earliest strawberries or blueberries have fruit. Native to Japan, Russia and Siberia, this unusual fruiting shrub produces a harvest that is a gorgeous deep indigo blue and yummy sweet to eat picked off straight from the plant.
You can enjoy cooking with them exactly in the same way you do with traditional blueberries, including making pies, jams and jellies. Since it is common to cold northern regions, Honeyberry is super hardy—even to temps well below -40 degrees. They will even bloom in winter if the temperatures are mild enough to bring it out of dormancy.
The further north you plant Honeyberry, the more at home it feels and will yield an greater bounty of fruit. Even for a complete gardening novice, it can’t be easier to grow Honeyberry. Virtually no pests or diseases affect this shrub at all. It is not picky about the soil it stands in as long as it is well drained.
It enjoys a good watering, and you should mulch the root base to keep it moist (but not persistently wet!). Many believe that the berries is super high in anti-oxidants, and this totally unique shrub has been valued for its fruit since ancient times. In order for Honeyberry to bear fruit, you need two varieties for cross pollination.
If you order 2, we will send your order with two different varieties to ensure your success. Honeyberry prefers and thrives in partial shade, particularly if you live in southern regions where summers are hot. In colder, northern zones the shrub can safely receive a bit more sun. You won’t believe the birds that will come to visit your garden in search of the berries.
Honeyberry is simply a wonderful addition to an edible landscape that both people and wildlife will enjoy! Honeyberry is rare and sells out quickly thanks to high demand and low available inventory. Be sure to grab your Honeyberry and plant now for fruit in the next year.