honeyberry 'Kamtschatica'

9cm pot £6.99
available to order from spring 2019
2 + 1 FREE 9cm pots £20.97 £13.98
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Buy honeyberry 'Kamtschatica' honeyberry : Similar to blueberries, but with an early harvest

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    When they ripen in late-spring and early-summer, the blue berries of this edible honeysuckle are covered in a white bloom, while the flesh turns burgundy-red and becomes sweet and tasty. Very rich in vitamin C, they can be eaten fresh or used to make jam. These plants are currently around 2 years old and they generally start to produce fruit when they are 3 - 4 years old. They are self-fertile, however will produce a bigger crop if planted in close proximity to one another.

  • Garden care: Avoid over-feeding, but each spring apply a balanced fertiliser such as blood, fish and bone. They will also benefit from a generous layer of mulch in autumn. Keep pruning to a minimum for the first three years, but thereafter remove weak or damaged stems and relieve congestion by removing some of the older stems back to their base. The remaining young stems can be lightly pruned to encourage sideshoots. This should be done in early to midsummer, immediately after the harvest.

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Eventual height & spread

Looking good!


Only just planted into permanent position. One died whilst it was waiting but was replaced immediately with no quibbles - good service. Not keen on the very prescriptive feedback survey (doesn't work well for allotment plants)


NE Scotland


I am waiting and anticipating


I did not expect these Honeyberries to do anything in their first summer. They have looked green and healthy and are now in their leafless winter twiggy state. My hopes are all for next summer so I cannot review them fully until they have fruited for me


west sussex


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Which cultivar are you selling? I read that there are different cultivars that vary in fruit size and productivity.


Hello, This is not a cultivar, so the full botanical name is Lonicera 'caerulea var. kamtschatica'.


I read somewhere that you need two honeyberry shrubs, for pollination purposes, is this true?


Hello, These are self-fertile so do not need a pollination partner, but you will get a bigger crop if you have a couple of bushes.


I have heard that you need to have other bushes around to cross pollinate the Lonicera Kamtschatica if I want fruit from it.Is this accurate?


Hello, These are self fertile plants, so they do not need a pollination partner, however you will get a bigger crop if you have a couple of plants.


Dear Helen, I would like to incorporate this lovely honeyberry in a Sensory garden for the Elderly in Tiverton. There are no walls nearby. Can I use one of the decorative solid steel arches to use as a support? Is there another climber that yields edible fruit? Many thanks.

Alchemilla Verdigris

Hello there That sounds a lovely idea. Honeyberry ' kamtschatica' is a shrub honeysuckle so it won't need any support or a wall. Hope this helps.

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