Blue Moon™ Honeyberry

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Grow blueberry-like fruit without acid soil. These noninvasive members of the honeysuckle family produce clusters of unique, elongated berries with a high level of antioxidants and a sweet-tart blueberry flavor that is good for fresh eating or making preserves. Long-lasting plants — a life span of up to 50 years! Upright growth habit. Cold-hardy. Ripens in late May, early June. Best pollinator: Blue Velvet™.

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Bloom Color Cream, Yellow
Bloom Time Late
Fruit Color Blue
Fruit Size Large
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, Tasty
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.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 3 - 4' tall x 3 - 4' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 4 - 5' apart to ensure room for growth.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

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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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Wanted to try a Honeyberry.
Jacquelyn R on Apr 3, 2021
As a pollinator for the Blue Diamond Honeyberry.
Melissa P on Feb 10, 2021
Wanted to try a Honeyberry.
Jacquelyn R on Apr 3, 2021
Harold D on Mar 31, 2021
As a pollinator for the Blue Diamond Honeyberry.
Melissa P on Feb 10, 2021
Pollinator of Blue Velvet;
William L on May 30, 2020
Seems well suited for my temperature zone and have always wanted to try Honey berries. Could act as a pollinator for Berry Blue Honeyberry and is about the same size.
Blye W on Jul 24, 2019
Need a pollinator and very few varieties for our Southern zone.
AJ on Mar 28, 2019
trying to get these honeyberrys growing in a hedge
JOEL L on Sep 23, 2018
To add to my other superfood bushes I have
Mark K on Aug 28, 2018
Honeyberry? Sounds intriguing so I will try it!
Susie C on Aug 14, 2018
I already have a thriving Blue Velvet but the Blue Moon died last summer (probably my gardening failure). I am still hopeful I can keep two of them growing. Can't resist the challenge.
Patricia A S on Jun 10, 2018
I liked the idea they are similar in flavor to blueberries. I cannot grow blueberries in my soil, too alkaline, so I decided to give them a try.
Mark L on Nov 3, 2017
Sounds interesting never ate them before. Haven't had much luck with blue berries. Wanted to try something different.
William K on Oct 18, 2016
Harold D on Mar 31, 2021
Pollinator of Blue Velvet;
William L on May 30, 2020
Are these Japanese or Russian variety ?
Norman E on Dec 13, 2019
Blue velvet honey berry is out of stock. So shall I wait till both blue moon and blue velvet honey berry lands are available? Or can I order blue moon now and blue velvet when it becomes available?
Susan S on Jun 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. I am sorry a variety is out of stock, but yes you may order one now get it planted and then the other when it becomes available. I suggest signing up for the product notification so you will be notified first of its availability.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
What size is it when it arrives?
Carol on Apr 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The age and size information for our honeyberries is as follows: 4??? pot: 6-12 months old and 4??? tall; Small gallon container: 2 years old and 12??? tall.

Customer Reviews

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It would be good to be patient.
We have ordered about eight of these over the last three years, several have died. The key is to keep them out of the sun for a long time, a month would be good, then gradually expose them to direct sunlight. If you don't, they get sunburned. The win is to keep them alive the first year - when they sprout the second year, they are fine. And, maybe because they are not native, they have very few pest problems. And the few berries we have gotten so far are really good.
August 3, 2016
over 5 years ago
Hardy Surviver
Last spring I purchased a Blue Moon Honeyberry. It was inadvertently forgotten in it's pot, and spent all winter through our Vermont weather. Usually any plant that sits out in a pot all winter rather than planted in the ground will die from exposure to temperatures as low as 25 below zero. This spring the Blue Moon honeyberry not only lived, it leafed out and bloomed
May 15, 2016
over 6 years ago
Well worth space in your garden.
Lovely plant. Vigorous little shrub that had a dozen berries it's first spring. I'm pleased with it and looking forward to a larger harvest next year.
August 11, 2016
over 6 years ago
They Just Keep Dying
I ordered these last spring/summer, put them in the ground and they were dead soon after. Replacements were sent free of charge in the fall and kept inside, but soon after arrival and potted they too were dead. I'd love to try these but I'm reluctant to try again.
February 18, 2016
over 5 years ago
One year Blue Moon Honeyberry
The Blue Moon Honeyberry I got last fall has grown to roughly12 inches high. It has couple small flowers this year. The leaves appear very healthy green. It doesn't bother the heat of Sacramento much. So far it receives pretty good rain this season. It grows stronger. I think it has been doing well. Thank you!
First Time Honeyberry Planter.
May 18, 2016
over 6 years ago
Minnesota - Southeast
Really slow growth the first year - almost nothing, but then the following spring they really took off and are growing well. I think they will do fine anywhere in Minnesota.
July 2, 2018
over 4 years ago
Blue Moon Honeyberry
I had purchase two as suggested and one died, received a replacement and purchase a third one and one of those died. Will not purchase any more.
August 19, 2016
over 6 years ago
Did not sample the fruits yet
Nice looking plants, last year the fruits did not ripen, either mildew or dried up. Hopefully will do well this year, they look good so far.
June 20, 2017
over 6 years ago
very sturdy and hardy plants
These plants seem to really be hardy in the COLD AND FREEZING winters of MICHIGAN. Looking forward to this growing season
May 3, 2018
over 4 years ago
one of the plants did not make it through this winter. the other is doing fine and looks great.
May 14, 2017
over 5 years ago