Honeyberry 'Morena' Bush - Lonicera caerulea - 3L Pot

Code: TR0234
Honeyberry 'Morena' Bush - Lonicera caerulea - 3L PotHoneyberry 'Morena' Bush - Lonicera caerulea - 3L PotHoneyberry 'Morena' Bush - Lonicera caerulea - 3L Pot
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Honeyberry 'Morena' Bush - Lonicera caerulea - 3L PotHoneyberry 'Morena' Bush - Lonicera caerulea - 3L PotHoneyberry 'Morena' Bush - Lonicera caerulea - 3L Pot
Honeyberry 'Morena' Bush - Lonicera caerulea - 3L Pot

The honeyberry is one of the edible forms of honeysuckle, also known as 'blue honeysuckle'. One of the new superfruits, this fruit has very high levels of vitamin C and antioxidants. Consisting of edible, pillow-shaped, sweet fruits, the honeyberry is delicious eaten fresh, and also used in jams, jellies, yoghurt or ice cream. The plant is a recent addition to England, coming, as it does, from Siberia, which means it should have very few struggles with our climate!

Characteristics
  • Foliage Colour: green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 1.5m
  • Approx Spread: 1m
  • Comes in a: 3L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 30-50cm (1ft-1'8")
  • Shrub is approx 2 years old
  • Flowering Period: spring
  • Harvesting Period: late July - early August
  • Tolerance: frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: bushy
  • Self pollinating: yes
  • Uses: eating fresh, cooking, jams/preserves
  • Hardiness: hardy
  • Exposure: sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: max. height in 2-5 years
  • Scented: foliage is aromatic
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrizal Fungi
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  • Grow Your Own - Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy - 1L
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  • Full Tree Planting Kit - Empathy™ Rootgrow, Afterplant and Tree Stake & Tie
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: partial shade, full sun
  • Soil Requirements: acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
  • Moisture: moist but well-drained, well-drained

Caring and Maintenance

Water during dry periods. Remove any weeds by hand and place a mulch around the plant in winter if you would like to avoid further weeds. Prune when dormant between late autumn and late winter. Aim to remove the old wood as fruit grows on new wood

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 1.2m

These will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but prefer well-drained conditions. A pH of 6.0 - 7.5 is ideal. They prefer full sun, but will also grow in partial shade.
Dig a hole at least twice the size of the root ball. Ideally mulch with compost or rotted manure. Firm the bush in well before watering.

Can be planted at any time of the year as it is a containerised plant.

Fruit Benefits

These fruits should be eaten or frozen within a few days of harvest. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Freshly picked fruit will bring your desserts to life with a flavour that simply can't be matched by mass produced, shop bought fruit. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.





 
Customer Reviews
Rating: 5/5

"packaged well, fast service, plant ok."

Reviewed Sunday, 29 July 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Nice plants in healthy condition"

Reviewed Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Very lovely plant very pleased"

Reviewed Sunday, 1 July 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Very good size and condition"

Reviewed Saturday, 26 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Well established plant. Good growth. Doing well. Cant wait to try the berries!"

Reviewed Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Great healthy plants. Delivered well too."

Reviewed Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Rating: 5/5

"High quality................."

Reviewed Friday, 17 November 2017

Rating: 5/5

"unusual plant ordered as gift for friend. Excellent delivery and condition of plant. Thank you."

Reviewed Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Good looking sturdy bushes, planted and hopefully will get fruit in a couple of years."

Reviewed Sunday, 16 July 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent"

Reviewed Thursday, 23 March 2017

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