Fertilizing Honeyberry Plants

Fertilizing is an excellent way to replenish the nutrients in your soil, most commonly nitrogen. Nitrogen encourages the green leafy growth and stems, which ultimately feed and support future fruit when your honeyberry plants in their fruit-bearing years. In addition to, or as an alternative for, fertilizers, spring cultivation and summer mulching are also beneficial to the soil.

We strongly encourage you to test your soil prior to applying any fertilizers. Different soils can contain varying amounts of native elements that are necessary to support honeyberry plant growth and development. If you test your soil and discover that it lacks any necessary nutrients (nitrogen, phosphate, potassium, etc.), be sure to choose a fertilizer that supplements the soil’s nutrient deficiency.

Learn more about your soil and discover the importance of soil testing prior to adding any fertilizers.

Most garden soils contain the nutrients honeyberry plants need to grow; however, if your soil test confirms a nutrient deficiency, here are some things to know about fertilizing honeyberry plants.

NOTE: This is part 6 in a series of 11 articles. For a complete background on how to grow honeyberry plants, we recommend starting from the beginning.