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LONICERA kamtschatica

Commonly known as Honeyberry


A totally hardy species with creamy-yellow flowers and elongated blue fruits which are edible
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - paired ovate to oblong leaves to 6cm (2½in) long
  • Yellow - creamy yellow
  • Height - 1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread - 1.2m (4ft)
  • Fruit - Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - produces pairs of small flowers to 2cm (¾in) long in the leaf axils followed by oblong, white-frosted, blue-black edible berries
  • Zero Rated Item - No VAT on this plant
  • Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Berries - These plants have berries.
  • Good to know - a substitute for blueberry as no pH preference. Best grown in pairs or groups. When established remove tips of young growth to encourage fruiting laterals
  • Medicinal properties - high in antioxidants and vitamin C
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids
  • Place of origin - Russia (Siberia)
  • Flower Shape - Tubular -
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 2
    Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
    Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually, after flowering.

    RHS groups 2 & 3
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Tolerates all -
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
1.2m (4ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.2m (4ft)

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