Lonicera caerulea edulis
A very attractive spreading, mounded shaped shrub. Blue Moon has soft, velvety, bright-green foliage and bears large crops of light blue, tasty tart fruit. Blooms with Berryblue as a pollinator Zone 3-7
Edible Honeysuckle Care Guide
Edible Honeysuckle are among the first fruits of the season
A unique member of the Honeysuckle family native to Eastern Siberia. This very hardy deciduous species has been a valued fruiting plant for ages and yet is virtually unknown in Europe and America. An attractive small bush, it produces tasty small fruits about the size and flavor of blueberries. Small white, slightly fragrant flowers appear in March. Fruit ripens two weeks before strawberries. Very easy to grow with no pest or disease problems.
Site & Soil
Edible Honeysuckle is a shade-loving plant in all areas except the far north, where it is happy in full sun. It prefers moderately well-drained, yet moist, soil. Mulching with compost, peat moss or decomposed manure helps maintain adequate soil moisture.
Honeysuckle is not self-fertile. Plant at least two varieties if fruit is desired. When we ship we sent two different types.
1-2 years after planting.
One of the hardiest fruiting plants, to minus 40*F minus 40*C (zone3).