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Lonicera caerulea ‘Boreal Beast’

Boreal Beast Haskap, Boreal Beast Honeyberry

Main interest:
very good pollinator for mid/late season varieties, long blooming season
Exposure:
full sun to partial shade
Soil humidity:
moist soil
Flower colour:
pale yellow
Fragrance:
Mildly fragrant
Flowering period:
May to June
Foliage:
green
USDA Hardiness:
zone 2a: -45.5 °C (-50 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 5 ft (1.5 m) width: 5 ft (1.5 m)
Use:
edible landscapes, orchards, hedges, screens, general garden use, mass planting

Boreal Beast Haskap (Honeyberry) is an upright vigourous shrub, with good productivity and an excellent mildew resistance. While ‘Boreal beast’ doesn’t produce honeyberries as pretty as ‘Boreal Beauty’, the berries flavour remains remarkable fresh or frozen. The fruits weight in average 1.96 grams (smaller than ‘Boreal Blizzard’ and ‘Boreal Beauty’). Bush habit and even-ripening characteristics indicates this variety is suited for mechanical
harvesting. This variety will start flowering in mid-season and will overlap the blooming periods of ‘Aurora’ (mid-season as well), Boreal Blizzard (late-season) and ‘Boreal Beauty’ (very late-season) and will pollinate them all. This productive pollinator produces simultaneously its own large sweet tasting berries. ‘Boreal Beast’ is a a great cultivar to pollinate mid-season to very late blooming varieties and is pollen compatible with many cultivars.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.

$12.99

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ORDERS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2022

Also known as: Blue Honeysuckle, Sweetberry Honeysuckle, Blue-berried Honeysuckle

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