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Description

Grow large crops of tasty, unique berries. These members of the honeysuckle family produce clusters of elongated berries with a high level of antioxidants and a sweet, blueberry-like flavor that is good for fresh eating or making preserves. Upright growth habit. Healthy plants can have a life span of up to 50 years! Cold-hardy. Ripens in late May, early June. Best pollinator: Blue Moon.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Cream, Yellow
Fruit Color Blue
Fruit Size Large - Extra Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Late May, Early June
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 7.5
Taste Sweet, Tart
Texture Juicy
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 3 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

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Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow honeyberry plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Questions & Answers

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Can this be trimmed as a bush or is more of a tree? Also what does it look like in the fall? Have any ornamental stance?
Alisa J on Jul 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Blue Velvet Honeyberry variety is very stocky and woody. It should be kept as a bush and not trimmed as a tree. In the fall the leaves turn a yellowish color and they are not very impressive/ornamental. However, fall color is dependent on a lot of factors (soil type, geographical location, micro-climates, etc.). I live in zone 7a and my soil is very alkaline and dry so my fall color is going to be less exciting than if I lived in a cooler, wetter, more acidic environment.

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Bluevelvet Honeyberry
I received my order quickly in late fall of 2015. The plants were packaged so they were protected against shipping handling and the cold weather in case we were not home.
they wintered over in my greenhouse for immediate planting after the first frost.
I will definitely be ordering more from Stark Brothers.

thank you. :-)
May 23, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Thriving
This plant is thriving along with my other two honey berry bushes. If I can only keep the birds off of them, I might be able to enjoy the fruits of my labor.
May 11, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Honeyberry
Both plants survived our winter, one of them bloomed but the other did not so there was no pollination and thus no fruit; perhaps next year. Plants are very slow growing. I can hardly wait to taste the fruit to compare it with our blueberries.
May 18, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Blue Velvet Honeyberry
Arrived very small (some tiny twigs with a couple leaves each) and did not survive more than a couple months after being planted in my yard. :( If I had money to buy another, I think I'd grow it a bit larger in container first and make sure it had a larger area around it mulched w/o competition to hopefully give it a head start.

Possibly my fault it died not giving it enough competition free space in the garden.
May 19, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Blue Velvet Honeyberry
Have lost two Blue Velvet bushes, replaced one which died so still have on dead bush in place...they have not been as hardy arriving so can only guess they are not as hardy generally.
May 21, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Blue Velvet Honeyberry
Having trouble getting them to grow in the climinate and humidity down here.
Richard
May 19, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago