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LONICERA kamtschatica

Commonly known as Honeyberry

SHRUBBY HONEYSUCKLES

A totally hardy species with creamy-yellow flowers and elongated blue fruits which are edible
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  • Deciduous
    Paired 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
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  • Very hardy
    Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun

LONICERA kamtschatica

 
  • 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
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • 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
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  • Soil Conditions
    Tolerates all
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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1.2m (4ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.2m (4ft)
 

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