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Aurora Honeyberry

Pollinate with Borealis

Aurora Honeyberry

Pollinate with Borealis

  • Elongated, deep blue berry
  • Tastes like a more flavorful blueberry
  • Ripens before blueberries in spring
  • Cold hardy
#1079
Out Of Stock Sorry Cannot ship to
AE AK GU HI PR
Product Description

Aurora Honeyberry is full of flavor you won't soon forget! This elongated, deep blue berry is similar in size and flavor to wild blueberries, with a tender berry texture and firmer skin. It's good for eating fresh and for baking, and of course, for piling high over ice cream, in tarts, and in other delicious desserts. They're easy to pick, too. Honeyberries are also one of the first berries to ripen in the spring--even earlier than blueberries. They freeze well, but won't hold up in room temperature storage. The best way to enjoy them is to grow them yourself! They're incredibly cold-hardy, too, since not even a late frost will stop this plant from producing delicious, blueberry-flavored fruit! Plant Aurora 4-6' away from Honeybee Honeyberry for the best pollination. Potted. Zones 3-9. Use with our Bird Netting to protect the berries from birds.

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Lonicera caerulea 'Aurora'
  • Season: Spring
  • Sun/Shade: Partial Shade. Likes partial shade in most regions except the far north, where it can enjoy full sun.
  • Height: 4 - 8 feet.
  • Spacing: 4 - 5 feet.
  • Zone: 3-9
  • Spread: 4 - 5 feet.
  • Color: White flowers.
  • Foliage: Oval light green leaves.
  • Depth: Plant at the same depth as in the pot. Likes partial shade in most regions except the far north, where it can enjoy full sun.
  • Blooms: Early spring
  • Yield: Up to 10 lbs. on mature plants.
  • Fruit: Elongated blue fruit similar in size and flavor to wild blueberries. Tender berry texture with firmer skin, good for fresh eating and baking, very easy picking berries.
  • Soil Preference: Succeeds in moderately fertile soil as long as it's not too dry or acid.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: Little pruning is needed on bushes younger than five years old other than removing dead, diseased, or broken branches. After that periodically remove older limbs. Ideally you should have four to six older limbs and a few younger shoots per shrub.
  • Form: Upright shrub
  • Flowers: Small tubular or funnel-shaped flowers.
  • Pollinator: Need two varieties for cross pollination. Pollinate with Borealis.
  • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

Spring 2019 Shipping Schedule
    Zones     Sweet Potatoes Onion Plants Tomatoes & Peppers  Potatoes 
1A-4A 5/22 - 6/7 4/10 - 5/10 5/13 - 5/31 3/27 - 6/14
4B 5/22 - 6/7 4/3 - 5/10 5/13 - 5/31 3/27 - 6/14
5A 5/15 - 6/7 3/27 - 5/10 5/13 - 5/31 3/6 - 6/14
5B 5/1 - 6/7 3/27 - 5/10 5/13 - 5/31 3/6 - 6/14
6A 5/1 - 6/7 3/6 - 5/10 4/22 - 5/31 3/6 - 6/14
6B 5/1 - 6/7 2/27 - 5/10 4/22 - 5/31 3/6 - 6/14
7A 5/1 - 6/7 2/20 - 5/10 4/22 - 5/31 2/27 - 6/14
7B 5/1 - 6/7 2/13 - 5/10 4/1 - 5/31 2/27 - 6/14
8A & B 4/24 - 6/7 1/30 - 5/10 4/1 - 5/31 2/20 - 6/14
9A & B 4/24 - 6/7 1/2 - 5/10 4/1 - 5/31 2/13 - 6/14
10A & B 4/17 - 6/7 1/2 - 5/10 4/1 - 5/31 2/13 - 6/14
Last Order Date 6/3/2019 5/6/2019 5/27/2019 6/10/2019

Spring 2019 Shipping Schedule
    Zones     Tender Annuals Bareroot Roses All other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 4/30 - 6/7 4/17 - 5/31 5/1 - 6/7
4B 4/30 - 6/7 4/17 - 5/31 5/1 - 6/7
5A 4/30 - 6/7 4/3 - 5/31 4/3 - 6/7
5B 4/30 - 6/7 3/20 - 5/31 3/20 - 6/7
6A 4/30 - 6/7 3/6 - 5/31 3/6 - 6/7
6B 4/30 - 6/7 3/6 - 5/31 3/6 - 6/7
7A 4/2 - 6/7 2/27 - 5/31 2/27 - 6/7
7B 4/2 - 6/7 2/27 - 5/31 2/27 - 6/7
8A & B 4/2 - 6/7 2/20 - 5/31 2/20 - 5/17
9A & B 4/2 - 6/7 1/23 - 6/1 2/13 - 5/17
10A & B 4/2 - 6/7 1/23 - 6/1 2/13 - 5/17
Last Order Date 6/3/2019 5/27/2019 1A-7B: 6/3/2019
8A-10B: 5/13/2019

2019 Insects Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Lacewings, Lady Beetles, Encapsulated Earthworms & Nematodes
1A 5/13/19 - 11/1/19
1B - 2A 5/13/19 - 11/1/19
2B - 3B 4/29/19 - 11/1/19
4A - 6A 4/15/19 - 11/1/19
6B - 7A 4/8/19 - 11/1/19
7B - 8B 3/11/19 - 11/1/19
9A - 10B 2/25/19 - 11/1/19
Last Order Date 10/28/2019

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order—via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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