- Ornamental and productive fruiting shrub
- Grows well in all soils
- Self-fertile plant, no need for pollinating partner
- Gives your garden structure and visual interest
- Juicy blueberry-like fruit with a pleasantly tart aftertaste
- 9cm potted plant delivered to your door, ready for planting
Try Lonicera caerulea Honeybee (Honeyberry) on your outdoor plot, a free-fruiting shrub that is extra hardy through the winter down to -40⁰C (-40⁰F). A rare alternative to other soft fruit like blueberry plants, Honeybee rewards you with fruit every year on self-fertile plants.
The fruit matches blueberries in juiciness but is slightly tarter in taste with a more astringent aftertaste. Before fruiting in summer your plant gives you a flush of fragrant white flowers in spring.
As a tall shrub Lonicera caerulea is a great variety to add structure and height to your garden. It also brings in important pollinating insects like bees and hoverflies, that stick around to pollinate nearby strawberries and fruiting vegetables.
We recommend that you let your shrub establish in its first and second year. Just sit back and enjoy watching your shrub settle in. In the third year prune your plant to keep it healthy. Prune a third of the older stems right down to soil level, and lightly prune the side shoots all over to encourage further fruiting stems.
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