Enjoy the flavor of wild blueberries in mid to late spring! Exceptionally hardy shrubs, long valued in Japan, can reach 6-8' tall and bear white tubular flowers followed by large blue berries. Space 4-6' apart. Plant both varieties for cross-pollination. Zones 3-9. Ships in a 4" pot. Lonicera caerulea subsp. edulis
Botanical Name: Lonicera edulis var. kamtschatica 'Tomichka'
Form: Deciduous shrub
Root System: Fibrous
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade
Height/Habit: 4 - 5'
Spread: 4 - 6'
Spacing: 4 - 6'
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
Flowering Date: March or April
Duration: 2 weeks.
Type of Fruit: Blue berries approx 1 - 1 1/2" and flavor of wild blueberries.
Cut Flowers: No
Dried Flowers: No
Shipping Season: both Spring & Fall
Unique Characterstics: This unique berry is a member of the Honeysuckle family. Native to Eastern Siberia, Russia and Japan where it has been valued for its fruiting for ages. It forms a compact shrub with berries approximately 1 - 1 1/2" long and flavor of wild blueberries in mid to late spring, even before strawberries are ripe. Exceptionally hardy, to negative 40 degrees F.
Flower Color: White
Flower Form: Small tubular or funnel shaped.
Foliage Type: The leaves are borne in opposite pairs on the stems. Short, oblong, medium green in color.
Fragrance: Yes, slightly
Resistance: No pest or disease problems.
Soil Requirement: Moderately well drained, yet moist soil. Mulch with peat moss or decomposed manure to help conserve soil moisture.
Additional Information: Plant at least two varieties for cross pollination. Takes 1-2 years after planting to bear fruit. Ripe in mid to late spring.
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