Lonicera – Sugar Mountain® Kalinka
High-yielding berry plant for the home garden! It's easy to grow superfruit in your own backyard! Much easier to grow than blueberries, this native shrub produces sweet blue fruit in summer. Plant more than one variety for the best fruit set. This very high-yielding selection has fruits about 1" long; it is a good pollinator for Sugar Mountain® Blue sweetberry honeysuckle.
Native to North America
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Uses Notes An excellent addition to home orchards or vegetable gardens. This easy-to-grow native plant is a great way to produce superfruit in your own back yard!
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Blooms On Old Wood
Flower Form Edible Herb, Landscape, Mass Planting
pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2
Light Requirements High
Water Requirements Moderate to Moist
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-8
6" and Gallon Pot :
7-9" Pot : 8-10
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12
Pinching and Growth Regulators
1-2 pinches may be needed
Pest and Disease Management
Standard pest and disease practices. Aphids can be problematic, scout and treat as needed.