Lonicera Caerulea

These compact, small pretty European bushes are our first fruits to ripen at the nursery. Very hardy, they thrive in Siberia. The flowers are not showy or scented like a honeysuckle vine but the fruits are good. Blue, tart and flavorful, the fruits ripen before strawberries. Also known as Honeyberry, Indigo Gem edible honeysuckle is a easy care addition to any landscape. Zone 3-7. Space 4' circle Indigo Gem's fruit is large with a sweet tangy flavor. Indigo Gem is a productive cultivar that is good for processing or fresh. Zones 3-7 Space 4' circle

Plant Characteristics
Pest Resistance Excellent
Disease Resistance Excellent
Drought Tolerance Good
Heat Tolerance Good
Humidity Tolerance Very Good
Sun Tolerance Very Good
Wet Soil Tolerance Poor
Shade Tolerance Good
No Spray Very Good
Salt Tolerance Poor
Fresh for Kids Fair
Thorns No
Plant Type Shrub
Soil Type Adaptable
Edible Type Fruit
Self Fertile No
This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge, comments/opinions are always welcome


Edible Honeysuckle Care Guide

(Lonicera kamchatika)

Fruit Bowl First Fruits
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.

Bearing age
1-2 years after planting.


Honeysuckle Bush in Snow
Honeysuckle bush in snow

One of the hardiest fruiting plants, to minus 40*F minus 40*C (zone3).

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