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Honeyberry - Blue Velvet™

Lonicera caerulea edulis


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Honeyberry - Blue Velvet™ Planting Mix

Helps your Honeyberry - Blue Velvet™ get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 3-8
(hardy down to -30℉)

Growing Zones 3-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

3-4 ft.

Mature Width:

3-4 ft.


Full Sun

Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:

May - June

Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Lonicera caerulea edulis

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A Fragrant Bloomer and Vigorous Berry Producer

The Honeyberry Blue Velvet is a flowering and fruit producing shrub that's the best of both the honeysuckle and blueberry world.

Honeyberries are part of the honeysuckle family, and have white fragrant blooms every spring to let you know winter has passed. The flowers have a sweet scent, similar to honeysuckle blossoms. It will drift through the neighborhood, making your yard smell the most fragrant, and your neighbors jealous.

Place Honeyberry shrubs in containers and keep them on your porch so their blooms will greet your guests with their fresh scent, or place a few indoors to give your home a natural floral scent.

Unique dusty blue berries are produced by these vigorous growers, they're similar to blueberries, but have an oblong oval shape. They have a firm texture, and taste like blueberries, only sweeter.

Pick a few berries off of your plant for a juicy snack that's sweet yet tart, but also very healthy because honeyberries are filled with essential antioxidants and nutrients making them perfect for smoothies and dessert recipes!

Once you start baking with honeyberries your recipes will never be the same and your pies, jams, and more will have your family and friends coming back for seconds, and maybe even thirds! Everyone will wonder why your cobbler tastes better than ever before.

Save money by growing tons of delicious berries in your own yard. The berries found in super markets are often very expensive and don't taste as good as berries grown naturally yourself, without any harmful chemicals or pesticides.

Honeyberry Blue Velvet bushes are extremely easy to grow, they'll adapt to your natural soil, and don't need acidic soil, or any soil amendments, like other fussier berry bushes.

Don't worry about the cold. Honeyberries are extremely cold hardy and can withstand the frigid temperatures up north, down to -30 degrees!

Honeyberries need another variety to cross pollinate with, be sure to pair your bushes with compatible partners like the Honeyberry Blue Moon variety.

People are catching on to the fragrant blooms, and sweet berries that Honeyberries provide. They're growing in popularity and selling out fast. Be sure to order yours before they're gone!

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Honeyberry - Blue Velvet™ Pollination

Honeyberry - Blue Velvet™ are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional pollinator will drastically increase the size of your crop. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...

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Customer Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
7 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Package well, arrived on time, healthy plant, great size interested in what the fruit will taste like.
May 2, 2018
10 months ago
Growing Zone:
Did not look healthy, or have much vitality. Already shared a pic. Saw some growing at The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, looked good there. I am working to nurse the 4 I bought back to good health. Asked for credit on my account, was told I would receive such. Thx.
October 25, 2017
1 year ago
awsome plants
plants looked great when they arrived
June 22, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
I received the Honeyberries on May 1, the height at maturity was listed at 3-4 feet. The plants are already over 3 feet tall and look very SPINDLY (thin and frail and flimsy)
The tallest of the two is 40 inch tall and the other 30 inch. The branches are very frail and the plants looks like they need a wire cage like a tomato cage or several stakes to hold them up. Using the "Contact Us Link" on the website I sent 3 messages asking:
In the present condition the first wind storm will flatten them,
2 pictures were attached to the first 2 messages, all 3 messages did not receive a reply. I planted them on the 5th of May and have now attached a picture of what they look like after just one month. Also, you stated at the beginning of the order in April, that you would dig the plants to time with the planting season in my area. The plants root ball looked like they were pot bound, meaning they had been in the pots for an extended length of time. I'm wondering what I received.
I'm disappointed and don't expect these 2 plants to thrive.
I'm also hoping that my review will prompt you to look into why my 3 previous messages were left unanswered.
Order No. 2674045
May 31, 2017
1 year ago
This gem is a promise to be substitute for: blueberry
it is too early for a comprehensive review, since I have had it only 6 months
October 31, 2016
Elmira, NY
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Bush looking well!
Seems to be a hardy little bush, the leaves look happy x2 weeks transplanted. No berries yet, but it's still too early.
May 31, 2016
Denver, CO
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
very nice!
plant is very healthy looking. Im waiting for another and hope it is as healthy looking as this one I will let everyone know when I receive it.
May 4, 2016
tigerton, WI
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Honeyberry - Blue Velvet™

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Honeyberry - Blue Velvet™.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Honeyberry - Blue Velvet™ gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Honeyberry - Blue Velvet™ again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Cory F on Sep 1, 2018
andre M on May 12, 2018
Cory F on Sep 1, 2018
I have one other Blue Velvet and it is thriving and looks nice and cant wait to get the fruit do i bought 2 more , also have Haskaps and gems !!!!!
mike D on May 19, 2018
andre M on May 12, 2018
I’m always looking for new fruits. This caught my eye
Elena S on Mar 23, 2018
To cross pollinate w moon berry
Jin C on Nov 9, 2017
Detail of berry description made us curious. Willing to try the plant
Jimmy B on Nov 5, 2017
Something new to add to my numerous other trees and bushes I am growing in containers.
Candace C on Oct 11, 2017
Love the idea of coming out of my deck in the morning and snacking on those berries!
Ewa S on Oct 10, 2017
Would like to try
Ivona S on Aug 2, 2017
Andrew W on Jun 25, 2017
interested in growing edible fruit in higher pH soil Saw this at the Parma extension and research center.
hatasu T on Jun 22, 2017
I have never heard of honeyberries so I thought I would give them a try. I love blueberries so these should make a nice addition to our fruit and berry farm.
Kimberly W on Jun 16, 2017
I have never tried this before and it seems like a delicious berry
Samar M on Jun 3, 2017
It sounds like a good hardy bush with good fruit
Rodney L on May 22, 2017
needed something hummingbird attracting
masiha h on May 1, 2017
I like growing unusual flowers,plants, and trees. I knew of the Honeyberry but could never find one at a nursery. While looking for a Royal Empress tree I was delighted to see that you sold them. I'm very excited to harvest my first crop with my grand kids
Gerald J. B on Apr 30, 2017
I like
rodney l on Apr 26, 2017
High production and hardiness.
Robyn T on Apr 11, 2017
Love having a variety of berries in my yard. Promised tot be an abundant yield.
Michelle B on Apr 7, 2017
Have tried Blue Berries and they are too fussy about soil amendments.
This plant will tolerate almost any soil, including clay, which we have lots off.
They will also tolerate drought and shrug off brutal winter temperatures like Chicago winters.
Hope this is all correct information, taken from an article written by Jan Riggenbach from Omaha, NE. on March 5, 2017 in the Daily Herald Mc Henry County, Illinois.
Klaus P on Apr 3, 2017
Love blueberries, theses should be even better.
Andrew G on Apr 2, 2017
Cross pollinator for my bluemoon honeyberry in my berry garden.
Thomas B on Apr 2, 2017
Never tried it but it sounds tasty and easy to grow
Andrew M on Mar 24, 2017
I picked this item as a cross-pollinator for my other honeyberry
John K on Mar 19, 2017
I wanted blueberries but wasn't excited about the idea of bringing the bushes inside or moving to a greenhouse for the winter. Judging by the description of these berries, that won't be an issue.
Matthew W on Feb 21, 2017
I wanted to add another type of berry to my berry patch and this one sounded delicious
Melanie B on Jan 28, 2017
I love plants but lately I want to grow fruit but since it gets cold, I'll have them in a pot, I'll see how they due.
Irma M on Dec 2, 2016
I chose this plant not only as a cross pollinator, but because the sound of the fruit made me think of canning my own pie fillings. Super excited to get this planted!
Lori K on Jul 14, 2016
Fragrance and super fruit.
Shawn T on Jun 19, 2016
Trying for the first time they have good reviews
Joseph M on Jun 12, 2016
I love blueberry, so i would try it because your description, and i hope it's as you describe it.
Yan T on Jun 11, 2016
Never see .want try
XINGGUO H on Mar 17, 2016
needed a pollinator for the other honeyberry plant
Michael E on Mar 6, 2016
I have one other Blue Velvet and it is thriving and looks nice and cant wait to get the fruit do i bought 2 more , also have Haskaps and gems !!!!!
mike D on May 19, 2018
I’m always looking for new fruits. This caught my eye
Elena S on Mar 23, 2018
Which taste better, the Indigo Gem and Indigo Treat or the Blue Velvet and Blue Moon? Would there be advantage if I already have Blue Velvet and Blue Moon to get the Gem and Treat, too?
Laura B on Jul 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello, The Indigo Gem and Indigo Treat have better flavor but they are early bloomers and will not pollinate the Blue Moon or Blue Velvet. If you are looking for another early blooming variety I would recommend finding a Borealis Honeyberry. It has fantastic flavor and will pollinate the Indigos.
Is this a plant that requires a pollinator? If so will regular blueberries do the job or do I need certain honeyberries?
Jennifer Yvonne M on Apr 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You should plant at least two different varieties for the best performance. I had planted 3 different varieties, 3 plants each. They all did fantastic with great yields within 2 years. I live in NE
When should these be planted?
Brenda T on Oct 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would plant in the early spring.
Is this deer resistant?
Elysian M on May 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We have many deer and they have not bothered eating the shrub.
What month will it start producing berries and for how long?
Elizabeth J on Aug 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It will start producing in early June.

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You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, or 5. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

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