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Lonicera – Yezberry Honey Bunch® – Japanese Haskap – Lonicera caerulea

Garden Height
36 - 60
Spacing
48 - 72
Spread
36 - 60
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Short
Flower Colors
Yellow
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
Proven Winners

Attracts: Bees

Resists: Deer

Fun Facts

Yezberry® Japanese haskaps are closely related to best-selling Sugar Mountain®sweetberry honeysuckle. However, the Yezberry series was developed from purely Japanese strains of haskap, while the Sugar Mountain series is of Russian heritage. Other differences: Yezberry haskaps bloom a bit later, so they're a good choice for areas that get frequent spring frosts. Yezberry fruits are plumper and rounder than Sugar Mountain fruits, but both are equally tasty and heavy-bearing when it comes to harvest time.

Compare Yezberry® varieties here.

Native to North America

Maintenance Notes

Yezberry® haskaps are very easy to grow and don't require any special maintenance. They can grow in any type of soil and have no particular pruning needs. If pruning is required, however, it should be done immediately after harvesting berries in early summer. You can harvest Yezberry haskaps as they ripen, turning from green to deep blue. If you taste a blue fruit and it does not taste sweet, leave the crop on the plant for another couple of days to ripen fully.

In hot climates, grow Yezberry haskaps where they will be shaded in the afternoon.

Uses Notes

Yezberry® haskaps make an easy care edible hedge. Try it surrounding a vegetable garden or orchard!

PLEASE NOTE: To produce berries, you'll need to plant another Yezberry® variety as a pollinator.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On Old Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Edible Herb, Good for Screening, Landscape, Mass Planting

Soil Fertility Average Soil

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.