General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Very strongly acid (4.5 – 5.0)
Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 4 to 6 feet
Plant Spread: 4 to 6 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Monoecious

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Common names
  • Honeyberry
  • Blue-berried Honeysuckle
  • Sweetberry Honeysuckle

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Date: c. 1800-5
illustration by P. J. Redouté from Duhamel's 'Traité des arbres
Location: Landenberg, PA
Date: 2019-06-11
mature fruit in hand

Photo: Opioła Jerzy (Poland)
Location: Landenberg, PA
Date: 2019-06-11
young shrub
Location: Copenhagen Botanical Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Photo: Bob Bors
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