Northern Lights Honeyberry Plant Collection

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This collection contains cold-hardy honeyberry plants. These plants are selected to cross-pollinate and bear a unique, sweet-tart fruit that ripens starting in late May and into early June. First flowers and fruit may appear as early as the second year after planting. Rich in antioxidants, a true super-berry!

Tools & Supplies

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Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Ordered 2 from Isons Nursery and they arrived in a box, poorly packaged and after 6 days.. they were dead.
Bradley V on Apr 29, 2020
They're delicious!
Laura P on Mar 17, 2019
Ordered 2 from Isons Nursery and they arrived in a box, poorly packaged and after 6 days.. they were dead.
Bradley V on Apr 29, 2020
I ate some honeyberry in Iceland and I am excited to grow it on my homestead!
Audrea V on Apr 7, 2019
They're delicious!
Laura P on Mar 17, 2019
Varied ripening times and expected tastes.
David K on Mar 3, 2019
Replacement plants for an area that was "stripped" by our neighbors pigs. This time we have a fence, also! This are plants we are not familiar with and would love to add to our collection of fruit on our property. Hardiness was a plus for our location as well.
SANDRA W on Jan 20, 2019
They look interesting and I want to use them to landscape my front yard so it is both attractive and productive as well as giving local pollinators something to feed from. With any luck these will do well in Carbon County, PA.
Tina S on Jan 19, 2019
My son wants an edible landscape down the road just trying some things in my yard, almost chose the smaller plants, oh well, go big or go home.
Debra R on Jan 9, 2019
should be super cold hardy.
JOE Z on Sep 16, 2018
I have always wanted to try this plant. I decided to try it this year. I chose this plant collection so I have both pollinators.
Melissa J on Feb 24, 2017
Never tried honey berry bushes. May grow better in Mt than blueberries. Friend recommend them
Mary E W on Aug 7, 2016
something new. need to try especially with its phytonutrient notice.
daniel c on May 16, 2016
Very cold hardy. Little shorter bush then the other variety. Good for the ends of the rows.
Produces fruit in late may
Theresa C on May 4, 2016
I've been shopping for them and this was the best price. I make lots of jams, jellies, pies and infusions, so they seem to be a great fit!
Gardner H B on Apr 24, 2016
We want to grow blueberries, but have not had great success. This seems like a better option.
Barbara S on Apr 22, 2016
We love blueberries and wanted to try something similar, bonus if its easier to care for.
Amy R on Apr 11, 2016
Something new for me!
Ann D on Apr 9, 2016
Because I have not much growing space and can grow them in containers. They may also be ornamental. They are described as very cold hardy. The description of the fruit flavor sounds appealing. They have few pests and diseases.
Rita C on Apr 5, 2016
I ate some honeyberry in Iceland and I am excited to grow it on my homestead!
Audrea V on Apr 7, 2019
Varied ripening times and expected tastes.
David K on Mar 3, 2019
Can honeyberries be grown in a pot, or do they do better inground?
Natalie C on Feb 20, 2020
How much spraying is required?
Dave T on Mar 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No spraying needed. Just eat the fruit
Do these require a trellace to climb?
mark T on Jun 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Mine have not needed one, but they haven't produced berries yet. I planted 6 of them two years ago. 3 of them have died. The other 3 are big and healthy, but have not produced berries yet. I do have them in large tomato cages to support them.
What size is a full grown Honeyberry bush?
Rose S on Mar 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: However... some haskaps, specifically Berry Blue, can grow to 8' tall and 6' wide. So don't put them in the flower bed next to your house.
what is a stark pot?
Bob D on Feb 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. The Stark pot is a branded pot that has our logo printed on it.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Any one tried growing these in zone 2 or in higher mountain areas. We want to try them in an area with only 40 frost free days, average and -50 winter temps.
chokecherry and service berry grow well here.?
JOHN W on May 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: My Honeyberries are doing well in western Colorado. I am looking forward to harvesting some this year. They seem hardy so I would give them a try in zone 2

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Northern Lights Honeyberry Plant Collection
My plants came small, but healthy, first planted some in shade, but found they didn't do as well , so moved to full sun and saw a big improvement. Am looking forward to berries!
February 18, 2016
over 5 years ago
Honey berrys
Excellent plant survived the extreme interior Alaska winter. No berry s yet but plants are doing well. I will definitely order again. Thank you
July 19, 2017
over 4 years ago
Be patient
I planted this and its pollinator that came with the 2 plant collection that I ordered in the June of 2014. Both of the plants are well established this spring (2017) and they both had about 10 - 20 blooms. This was the first year they had blooms. Unfortunately we had a late frost and I will not be getting any fruit this year. I have 4 plants in total. I ordered two different collections and they make a nice hedgerow next to my deck. They are only getting sun from morning until early afternoon, but are doing very well.
May 5, 2017
over 5 years ago
One type doing well, theother died
The collection included co-pollinators. Unlike trees, where the tag is on the tree, with the bushes, the tag is on the pot, so once it's planted, unless you are super-careful, who knows which is which. The one with the bigger leaves did fine, and is doing fine this year. The one with the tiny leaves arrived looking sickly, and shortly afterwards became dead. The same thing happened with the replacement set; the big leaf one lived, the tiny leafed one didn't. If I could figure which was which, I'd get another variety which would pollinate the big leafed one.
May 5, 2017
over 5 years ago
Not worth it
They showed up as very small plants. Even with a lot of TLC, none of them lived.
June 5, 2017
over 4 years ago
Grew Well, Have gained size in their second year.
In their first year they took well to the soil. Now in their second year they bloomed lightly and are putting on some serious growth this spring.
May 24, 2017
over 4 years ago
the first two plants that I ordered are still thriving but the last two I ordered just up and died. I worked very hard for them to succeed but they ended up dying anyway. I don't think I will be ordering them anymore. But the first two are coming along fine.
May 19, 2017
over 5 years ago
Too soon to tell...
Purchased two plants. One bush looks very good, but the other is a little weak. Just purchased last year, so the verdict is out yet on these.
May 7, 2017
over 5 years ago
It'll be a while
The plants arrived looking pretty puny. I planted them in full sun, after letting them get used to the air. They did ok and one even had a single blossom. No fruit, of course. They made it through the first winter and look much healthier. I'm hoping for some good growth this year, as they are still only 6-8 inches tall. I believe that they are a long way from producing enough for a single pie.
May 18, 2019
over 2 years ago
This is just my own personal experience but both my plants were not super strong to begin with. After about a week of planting and hoping it was going to grow a small rabbit ate the majority of the plant. I was devasted but didn't give up. I kept the roots and tried to save the plant but the following growth which I saw in one quickly succumbed to the damage. That was the end of them both.. Hopefully this giant moose will prove more resilient. Beware of rabbits getting to these bushes.
May 10, 2020
over 5 years ago