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Haskap Berry Borealis - Female Plant

Haskap Berry Borealis - Female Plant, Lonicera caerulea, Haskap Berry Borealis
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FEMALE This Haskap Berry Shrub, also known as Honeyberry, produces sweet, blueberry-like berries in the spring months. The large berries can be eaten fresh or used to make jams and jellies. Borealis is extremely cold-tolerant and the perfect fruit plant for colder climates. Requires a male pollinator such as Berry Blue. (Lonicera caerulea)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 48-84" tall, 48" wide
Bloom Time Harvest early summer
Size Bareroot Plant
SKU ASL5U01

Plant Information

Requires a male pollinator such as Berry Blue. One male will pollinate up to five females. Will begin bearing fruit in 2-3 years.

The Haskap Berry Shrub, also known as Blue-Berried Honeysuckle or Sweetberry Honeysuckle, is native to the colder Northern Hemisphere, thriving in colder growing zones. This hardy shrub has waxy-green foliage that produces elegant yellow/white flowers, followed by blue berries in the late spring. The bright green foliage keeps its color throughout the fall. We recommend pruning in early spring, after there is no more chance of frost in your area.

This gorgeous shrub grows to be about 5 feet tall, making it perfect for a hedge or for a privacy planting. The berries are sweet and can be eaten fresh or used to make jams and jellies. Borealis Honeyberry prefers partial shade and average moisture. It is extremely easy to grow and thrives in almost any growing condition.

SKU ASL5U01
Common Name Haskap Berry Borealis
Botanical Name Lonicera caerulea
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 48-84" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 48" wide
Bloom Time Harvest early summer
Planting Depth Keep the top of the root ball even with soil surface.
Ships As Bare Root
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Birds
Additional Information Requires a male pollinator such as Berry Blue. One male will pollinate up to five females. Will begin bearing fruit in 2-3 years.
Edible? Yes
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Plant never showed any signs of life

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Comments about American Meadows Haskap Berry Borealis - Female Plant:

Received the plant i think too early in the spring, but planted it outside as directed. never showed any signs of growth. waited a month plus, pulled them up and through them away.

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To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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