How to Acclimate Honeyberry Plants

Acclimate (ac·cli·mate): "To become accustomed to a new climate or to new conditions. Also to harden off a plant."

Acclimating honeyberry plants helps to minimize environmental stress when planting. We strongly recommend following this simple process prior to planting honeyberries that are leafed out and not dormant. Since our honeyberry plants are grown in the controlled environment of our greenhouses, they may arrive to you already sporting tender new growth. This growth can be sensitive to things like direct sunlight and sudden changes in temperature, so acclimating honeyberry plants to their new environment will help provide a great start.

Bare-root plants do not require acclimation and can be planted immediately in the ground or growing container.

NOTE: This is part 2 in a series of 11 articles. For a complete background on how to grow honeyberry plants, we recommend starting from the beginning.