Growing Zones: 3-8 outdoors(hardy down to -30℉) 3-8 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 3-4 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 3-4 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- May - June
- Year to Bear:
- Can Fruit the 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Lonicera caerulea edulis
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA, OR, WA
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!
Honeyberry - Blue Velvet™ Pollination
Honeyberry - Blue Velvet™s 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...
Customer Reviews & Photos
- blue moon
- honey berry jam
I was very happy with the size and health of the plants.
I sent in a request for a replacement and was informed that is was normal during shipping to lose leaves. When I explained the main branch was broken close to the base the company said they would send out a replacement as that was definitely not something that should happen during shipping. I am hoping to receive the replacement soon and get it planted. Thanks
All three plants arrived in great shape have been transplanted. Looking forward to berries thanks much.
I received the plants which were held up in shipping. I was so concerned on what condition they would be in by the time I got them. I contacted FGT to let them know that they were stalled at the shipping facility and they said they would replace them if there dead. When they finally arrived I immediately took them out of the box. They were very stressed out and in need of water. I soaked them good and kept them in the house to ensure that they stay warm. The 2 wild honey berry were talk and losing leaves, the other 2 honey berry were a little shorter and they are doing ok so far. I am hoping for the best. I did get the guarantee on them so if they don't make it they will be replaced. FGT is very good about taking care of there customers. I have been purchasing plants from them for years and never had any problems. Thank you FGT for the quality of your plants.
I bought this one and another honeyberry from FGT about 4 years ago. I live in MN and the bushes are absolutely covered with berries in June. It takes me several days to collect the entire harvest. They are tasty to eat plain and very good to cook with. The honeyberries are very healthy for you. They have a blueberry texture, but the taste is a little different. It is not as sweet, but has no other taste or aftertaste in my opinion. I love eating them plain, but my kids prefer honey berry jam. These bushes grew to about 3x3 and 3x4 feet and give me no trouble at all. Even birds don't seem to attack them. We also have deer and rabbits, but I have never had them eat the berries either. It could be because the berries are somewhat hidden under the branches, you need to lift the branch to see the berries. Overall, a great buy.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 11-14 days from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$149 +||FREE SHIPPING!|