Compact grower! Plants have a rounded and upright habit, with clean, grass-green foliage and lovely white flowers in early spring. Ideal as a hedge or living fence, or as a novel addition to a small backyard orchard. Large, deep, bluish-purple berries taste similar to wild blueberry tinged with black currant. Great for eating fresh, but be sure to set aside some of your harvest for truly special jam or jelly. A note to home winemakers: honeyberries are valued for their currant undertones. Cold-hardy. Ripens in late May. Best pollinators: Borealis or Polar Jewel.