Sweetberry Honeysuckle

Lonicera caerulea

'Dolce Vita'

USPP 26,617; CBRAF

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  • Edible
  • Super hardy
  • Durable

Easy to grow superfruit! With a taste reminiscent of raspberries and blueberries, Sugar Mountain® Blue sweetberry honeysuckle gives you bigger, tastier berries on an easy to grow hedge. We selected it in the Czech Republic for superior fruit set and flavor. Sets fruit without a pollinator, but sets more and larger berries if planted near Sugar Mountain® Eisbär sweetberry honeysuckle.

Awards GCG's Retailers Choice Award, Cultivate 2014

USDA Zone 3 - 6 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 5 - 6'

Width 5 - 6'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Early spring

Flower Color Yellow

Foliage Color Green

Soil Moist, well-drained soils are best for production, but plants are widely adaptable, including to pH.

Pruning Little pruning required. Mature plants may be thinned in late winter. Save any trimming for immediately after harvest.

Uses Home gardens; fruit production; edible hedge.

Growing Tips One of the earliest plants to bloom each spring. Fruit ripens in early summer (mid-late June in Michigan, USDA zone 6a). Site with afternoon shade to prevent sunscald.