Cinderella Honeyberry

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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.

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Bloom Color Cream, Yellow
Bloom Time Early
Fruit Color Blue
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest Late May
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 7.5
Taste Sweet, Juicy
Texture Medium, Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 2 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 2 - 7
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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' tall x 3' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 3' 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.

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Why did you choose this?
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for a pollinator
Sue H on Aug 20, 2020
It has a small size and I plant to use it in my front landscaping
Jana V on May 17, 2019
for a pollinator
Sue H on Aug 20, 2020
Bush Berry, Spring Harvest
Joyce M on Oct 14, 2019
It has a small size and I plant to use it in my front landscaping
Jana V on May 17, 2019
I have found this to be a very good pollinator for all honeyberry. mix in honey suckle to bust pollination. we have 30 plants
james b on Feb 24, 2018
Bush Berry, Spring Harvest
Joyce M on Oct 14, 2019
I have found this to be a very good pollinator for all honeyberry. mix in honey suckle to bust pollination. we have 30 plants
james b on Feb 24, 2018
Hi, I am a novice gardener and just planted a Cinderella Honeyberry bush without realizing it needed another one near by for pollination. I have a blueberry bush and a raspberry bush nearby, would they be suitable pollinators?
Kristin S on Mar 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, it' needs to be another honeyberry variety. Both Borealis: and Polar Jewel: make excellent pollinators for Cinderella.
I know it's not listed as ideal, but will it be possible for Cinderella to pollinate the Berry Blue variety?
Cyrah C on Jun 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, that will work. They're both early bloomers.
We have Cinderella, Berry Blue and Honeybee honeyberry bushes and see that Cinderella and Berry Blue will meet the pollinator requirements by what you have answered. Will the three work for each other? We are specifically wondering about Honeybee's timing with the other two. Thank you.
Sue M on May 12, 2020
What is the best pollinator for a wild honey honeyberry?
Karen S on Jun 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: If it's a Cinderella honeyberry, then I would say a jewel honeyberry, if it's a Cindderella honeyberry
you can tell by the color of their leaves. Which are a cream or yellow color
What is a good pollinator for a honeyberry?
David L on Sep 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: For Cinderella, we recommend Borealis or Polar Jewel.
Are Honey berries salt tolerant?
williamjones on Sep 24, 2020
When will this be available?
James S on Mar 8, 2020

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Cinderella Honeyberry
I planted Cinderella Honeyberry in May 2016. It was very small - 2 very thin twigs about 3 inches long. It has probably doubled in size to abut 6 inches long in one year. I purchased it as a polinator for Borealis honeyberry, but it did not bloom this year. I'm not giving up on it, but I am dissapointed with the size of the plant I received. It will take at least another year to see if it is compatible with my other bushes.
May 16, 2017
over 5 years ago
Wonderful Plants for a Great Price
The plants had a long trip to us, and they were packed well enough to withstand the abuse of the careless folks who deliver here. Just barely though, and that's no fault of Stark Bro's. They'd been beat up badly on the last leg of their trip, and we didn't think either would live, but they survived a harsh winter and have come back in full-force.

Very happy with these tough little berry bloomers, and we'll be ordering more!
August 7, 2019
over 2 years ago
Early bud break in zone 7a
While the cinderella is growing great for me, all three of them had early bud break. So at the end of January when we had a week of temps in the upper 40's all 3 of my cinderellas now have leaves and blossoms popping out. In January. I have almost all of the other cultivars sold here and they are staying dormant. Stick with the others for warmer climates.
February 13, 2021