Lonicera – Yezberry® Maxie

Garden Height
60 - 72
60 - 72
60 - 72
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
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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.

Lonicera comparison chart

Small / Miniature

Maintenance Notes
Plant another Yezberry™ variety within 50'/15.2 m of Yezberry Maxie to ensure abundant fruit set on both plants. If pruning is needed or desired, do so when the fruit harvest is complete. 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.

Uses Notes

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 Edible Herb, Good for Screening, 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.

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