A recent arrival from Siberia, the Honeyberry is also called Lonicera caerulea and the variety edulis is the one to grow.
White flowers are followed by long ‘blueberry like’ fruit high in vitamin C
Pick in May June and eat raw or cooked in pies if you get a big enough crop.
- Plant in sun or partial shade in any well drained soil.
- Pollination is improved by two or more plants
- Keep well watered whilst the shrub establishes itself.
- Will grow to 4 feet tall and wide and should only be pruned when old wood needs removing.
- Protect the fruit from birds who like the sweet summer delicacy.
- Can be grown in large containers.
Do not confuse with the Honeybush a spectacular architectural feature plant that looks stunning planted in large ornamental or exotic borders and containers with its blue-green spiky foliage. Honeybush has a sweet peanut butter fragrance when crushed. Known as the Honeybush because its tall bronzered flower spikes project a beautiful honey fragrance seeds by Thompson Morgan