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Early Blue Honeyberry

Enjoy uniquely delicious, early berries

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Early Blue Honeyberry

Enjoy uniquely delicious, early berries

  • Intense flavor
  • Early ripening
  • Cold Hardy
  • Not prone to pest or disease problems
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Product Description

Honeyberries start your fruit season early. Easy to grow, with wonderful flavor, these sweet-tart berries don't have the bitterness that some varieties do. Berries ripen just ahead of strawberries in late May-June. Since they ripen so early, they aren't bothered by pest or disease which also means that they need no sprays. Sunrise is more vigorous than Early Blue and is our top recommendation for production. Another variety is needed for pollination, though, so we recommend Early Blue. One Early Blue will pollinate three Sunrise Honeyberry plants. Zones 3-8. Bareroot.

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Lonicera edulis "Early Blue"
  • Season: Spring
  • Sun/Shade: Likes partial shade in most regions except in the far North where it can enjoy full sun.
  • Height: 2 - 3 feet.
  • Spacing: 3 feet.
  • Zone: 3 - 8
  • Spread: 2 - 3 feet.
  • Foliage: The leaves are borne in opposite pairs on the stems. Short, oblong, medium green in color.
  • Depth: Plant base at soil level, so all roots are well covered by soil.
  • Blooms: Early spring
  • Fruit: Oval, dark blue berries.
  • Soil Preference: Moderately well-drained, yet moist soil. Mulch with peat moss, or decomposed manure to help conserve soil moisture.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Pruning: As needed to shape.
  • Form: Mounding, Perennial shrub.
  • Flowers: Small tubular or funnel-shaped white flowers.
  • Pollinator: At least one of each variety is needed for pollination.
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:

2019 Insects Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Lacewings, Lady Beetles & Encapsulated Earthworms Nematodes
1A 5/3 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
1B - 2A 5/10 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
2B - 3B 4/26 - 11/1 4/26 - 11/1
4A - 6A 4/12 - 11/1 4/12 - 11/1
6B - 7A 4/5 - 11/1 4/5 - 11/1
7B - 8B 3/8 - 11/1 3/8 - 11/1
9A - 10B 2/22 - 11/1 2/22 - 11/1
Last Order Date 10/28/2019 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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