Japanese Haskap

Lonicera caerulea


USPP 28,662; CBRAF

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Yezberry Honey Bunch Lonicera bountiful blue berries on vine Close up of Yezberry Honey Bunch Lonicera blue berries in hand off the vine Yezberry Honey Bunch Lonicera heavy berry set on vine Yezberry Honey Bunch Lonicera berries in container
  • Edible
  • Super hardy
  • Durable

Sweet berries anyone can grow! Yezberry Honey Bunch™ is a compact Japanese haskap, reaching just 3-5' tall. Its small size means nearly everyone now has room to grow these delicious, nearly care-free fruits. Yellow flowers in very early spring become sweet, elongated blue fruits, perfect for eating fresh or processing. Plant near another Yezberry® variety to ensure bumper crops of fruit on both plants.

USDA Zone 3 - 7 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 3 - 5'

Width 3 - 5'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Early spring

Flower Color Yellow

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

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.